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Backdoor Found in Firmware of Some Android Devices

22
Nov
2016
Backdoor Found in Firmware of Some Android Devices

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Nearly three million Android devices are vulnerable to an attack that could allow a hacker to compromise over-the-air (OTA) updates to the devices and allow adversaries to remotely execute commands with root privileges.

The problem stems from what researchers call an insecure implementation of an OTA mechanism used for updates associated with software made by Ragentek Group, a Chinese firm based in Pudong, Shanghai.

 

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