TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,076 Reviews & Articles | 39,022 News Posts
TRENDING NOW: GTA V will offer first-person mode on foot, and in vehicles on PC

Android corruption bug frightening security researchers

Google Android security is a work in progress, with recent corruption bug showing frightening reality of future bugs

| Hacking & Security News | Posted: Mar 26, 2014 2:50 am

The recent Google Android bug discovered by security researcher Ibrahim Balic reveals a common technique could compromise the popular OS due to memory corruption - resulting in the device crashing.

 

TweakTown image news/3/6/36563_01_android_corruption_bug_frightening_security_researchers.jpg

 

In extreme cases, it appears memory code corruption vulnerability could be boosted and lead to arbitrary code execution, with users at risk of operating a rooted device.

 

"Although it's true that this vulnerability is capable of crashing Android mobile devices, it's important to point out that at this time there are no known instances or infections of this particular vulnerability 'in the wild,'" said Ryan Smith, Mojave Networks Lead Threat Engineer, in a statement. "Mobile malware distributors are typically motivated by money and information, and are therefore unlikely to use their established distribution channels to disseminate malware an app that simply crashes the device and doesn't gain them anything."

 

Even so, it's frightening the large amount of malware targeted towards Android devices - and security experts recommend using anti-malware and anti-virus software at the very least.

NEWS SOURCES:Mojave.net

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Hacking & Security news at our Hacking & Security news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Got an opinion on this news? Post a comment below!

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases