Author Topic: Android’s Encryption System Has Gaping Holes, Researchers Claim  (Read 1205 times)

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Security researchers at Skycure are upping the ante on a vulnerability that it says now leaves 95.4 percent of Android devices vulnerable to an attack that hands over control of a phone or tablet to an attacker.

First reported at the RSA Conference in March, Skycure discovered a theoretical attack that involves the exploitation of two benign Android features that can be used together take complete control over a victim’s phone. Now researchers say they have figured a way to exploit more versions of the Android OS. Previously Skycure said 66 percent of Android devices were vulnerable to the attack. On Tuesday, Skycure reported the number is 95.4 percent or 1.34 billion devices.