The New “QuadRooter” Hack Affects Over 900 million Android Devices

Original Article: By White Cat

iComEx - Educate About Android QuadRooter Hack

Right now over 900 million Android devices are affected by the new “QuadRotter” hack. If you own an Android phone, then you need to read this article and then go to the google page link below and see if your phone is at risk. If you haven't heard of this then let's quickly review what has happened. If you have questions please call us if you are unable to discern problematic issues after going to the link below and continue to have android phone issues.

"A set of 4 security flaw in the Qualcomm chipsets that powers the Android devices is vulnerable to hackers. If any one of the 4 vulnerabilities is exploited, it will allow attackers to gradually take over a user’s handset and gain root access.

Qualcomm is the world’s leading designer of LTE (Long Term Evolution) chipsets with a 65% share of the LTE modem baseband market. Hackers would simply have to trick people into downloading a malicious app to make all this possible.

The vulnerabilities have been disclosed by a team of Check Point researchers at the DEF CON 24 security conference in Las Vegas.

Critical Quadrooter Vulnerabilities:

  1. CVE-2016-2503 discovered in Qualcomm’s GPU driver and fixed in Google’s Android Security Bulletin for July 2016.
  2. CVE-2016-2504 found in Qualcomm GPU driver and fixed in Google’s Android Security Bulletin for August 2016.
  3. CVE-2016-2059 found in Qualcomm kernel module and fixed in April, though patch status is unknown.
  4. CVE-2016-5340 presented in Qualcomm GPU driver and fixed, but patch status unknown.

Check If Your Device Is Vulnerable To Hackers:

By using Check Point’s free app you can check if your smartphone or tablet is vulnerable to Quadrooter attack. However these flaws can only be fixed by installing a patch from the device’s distributors after receiving fixed driver packs from Qualcomm."

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