Android Vulnerability Allows Stealth Malware Installation

Reports continue to come in on the dark side of the Android platform: malware and vulnerabilities. According to The Register, two serious Android security vulnerabilities were reported more than a month ago and are still unpatched.

The first is a “permission-escalation vulnerability” that enables an application to install other applications without the user being warned or prompted for consent. Apparently, all Android users are affected. The “Linux kernel privilege escalation” will enable an infected application to gain privileges and full control over a device. Google declined to comment on any of the two aforementioned vulnerabilities but if you want to know more about the flaws, check out the video below:

Source: The Register

Via: PhanDroid

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