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Advisory for 900 million Qualcomm Android users that affected to Quad Core Rooter vulnerability !

Advisory for 900 million Qualcomm Android users that affected to Quad Core Rooter vulnerability !

التاريخ : 12 August 2016

المحرر : WebMaster

الفئة : News


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900 million qualcomm android users affected to quad rooter vulnerability !

 

as latest reported by checkpoint security research that, 900 million qualcomm android users 

is exposed to 4 critical vulnerabilities on their android devices.

 

mobile vulnerability
Quad Rooter vulnerability

1. left picture side is android devices with qualcomm chipset either snapdragon or "draggonfly".

2. right picture side  is the result with other chipset.

 

to read more about the vulnerability and effect you can read it here

 

https://www.checkpoint.com/downloads/resources/quadRooter-vulnerability-research-report.pdf

 

 

 

Some of the latest and most popular Android devices found on the market today use these chipsets, including:

 

oppo F1

BlackBerry Priv

Blackphone 1 and Blackphone 2

Google Nexus 5X, Nexus 6 and Nexus 6P

HTC One, HTC M9 and HTC 10

LG G4, LG G5, and LG V10

New Moto X by Motorola

OnePlus One, OnePlus 2 and OnePlus 3

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung S7 Edge

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Xiaomi Phones !

 

 

Here is Best Security Practice can be consider for all android users especially qualcomm users

 

Unfortunately, reasonable solutions require coordination and

standardization across the industry. Until then, Check Point continues to

recommend these best practices to keep your Android devices safe:

 

1. Download and install the latest Android updates continual basis.

These include important security updates that help

keep your device and data protected.

 

2. Understand the risks of rooting your device – either intentionally or

as a result of an attack.

 

3. Avoid side-loading Android apps (.APK files) or downloading apps

from third-party sources. Instead, practice good app hygiene by

downloading apps only from Google Play.

 

4. Carefully read permission requests when installing apps. Be wary of

apps that ask for unusual or unnecessary permissions or that use

large amounts of data or battery life.

 

5. Use known, trusted Wi-Fi networks. If traveling, use only networks

you can verify are provided by a trustworthy source.

 

6. Consider mobile security solutions that detect suspicious behavior on

a device, including malware hiding in installed apps

 

 

Patches for google nexus phone android has launch a partial security update here

 

https://source.android.com/security/bulletin/2016-08-01.html

 

for other devices Google expect to roll out by september 2016.

 

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