Another Day Another Android Security Flaw

Posted on Jul 30 2015 - 10:51am by Robby S.

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The open nature of the Android OS is going to make ownership not-so-fun. Like living in the ghetto and not being able to lock your doors and windows. Just last week there was the Stagefright flaw which allows hackers to access a targeted Android device by simply sending an MMS message.

This weeks Android flaw exploits a video related vulnerability by using a malformed Matroska (MKV) video via websites or apps. Once executed your Android phone or tablet is turned into a paperweight. The MKV video crashes the Android mediaserver service.

If the Android device is locked when this hack hits users won’t be able to get past the lock screen. Basically this could be another ransom-ware type of exploit where hackers can keep your phone bricked unless you pay up.

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