QuadRooter Effects Over 900 Million Android Devices

Posted: Aug 8 2016, 9:20am CDT | by , in Technology News


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QuadRooter Effects over 900 Million Android Devices

A new flaw known as the QuadRooter currently effects over 900 million Android smartphones and tablets all of which are powered by Qualcomm chipsets.

Hackers can gain complete access over your phone if they set forward to exploit this security hitch.

The hacker would just have to con the phone users into downloading a malicious app on to their phones.

Qualcomm has known about these vulnerabilities since April of this year and claims that all bugs were fixed at its end before being handed over to customers.

Fixes for three vulnerabilities have already been released by Google while the fourth is still under works and will become part of the Android monthly security updates of September.

To check whether these vulnerabilities exist on your phone you can download a free QuadRooter Scanner app available on Google play, courtesy of Check Point.

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