• Many Android devices ship with firmware vulnerabilities, researchers find

    10 days ago - By The Verge

    Asus, Essential, LG, and ZTE have all vowed to patch security flaws found by mobile security firm Kryptowire, according to Wired. The firm's research was meant to point out that some security meltdowns stem from code written by phone companies to modify Android.
    Researchers found bugs in the firmware of 10 separate devices carried across the major American carriers, according Wired , which saw an early version of Kryptowire's report. The security lapses could lead to everything from letting an attacker lock someone out of their device, to getting control over their microphone and more...
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  • Millions of Android Devices Are Vulnerable Out of the Box

    Millions of Android Devices Are Vulnerable Out of the Box

    10 days ago - By Wired

    Android smartphones from Asus, LG, Essential, and ZTE are the focus of a new analysis about risks from firmware bugs introduced by manufacturers and carriers.
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