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A collaborative group of experts in cybersecurity from the University of Iowa and Purdue University in the US found loopholes in some models of Android smartphones. According to the published report, they allow you to control the device.
Vulnerability found in the interface that communicates with the radio of the gadget. The attack can be made vulnerable through accessories, for example headset or headphones. Among the vulnerable device models from Samsung and Huawei.
Gaps will allow the crooks to are not only identifiers of a smartphone, but also to intercept telephone calls or Internet connection. It is possible, if you manage to pass the gadget a command to switch to an insecure connection.
Experts pointed out that the invasion may be different from the blocking service, gadget to data theft. Hackers can manipulate the device through a Bluetooth connection or using a computer.
Earlier, senior officials from 20 countries were victims of a hacker attack. Criminals used loopholes in WhatsApp messenger, about 1.4 thousand of users gave the criminals access to their devices.
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