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950 Million Android Users at Risk of Massive Security Flaw
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[DIGEST, July 28, 2015, BGR News, Forbes]

Joshua Drake, a researcher from the security firm Zimperium, just stumbled upon what could have been a monumental security problem for millions of Android users. According to BGR News, Drake discovered that hackers could compromise an Android device using just an MMS message or a multimedia file. Due to flaws in Android’s media software, BGR reports that hackers would gain access to a user’s camera and external storage once the device has been infected. Incredibly, hackers could even gain “root access” to some devices’ operating systems, allowing the hacker to act as the administrator of the device.

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