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Linux Flaw Puts 1.4 Billion Android Devices at Risk

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Linux Flaw Puts 1.4 Billion Android Devices at Risk

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This article was posted on Monday, 20:27, UTC.

A Linux flaw that allows an attacker to hijack a target’s internet traffic via a TCP connection exploit also impacts about 4 in 5 Android devices – nearly 1.4 billion Android devices – security researchers have discovered. A previously discovered Linux flaw that allowed attackers to spy on secure communications without the use of traditional “man-in-the-middle” attacks has also been discovered to impact nearly 80% of all activated Android devices in the world. The Linux Flaw, originally discovered by researchers from the US Army Research Laboratory and the University of California lets attackers obtain unencrypted traffic and degrade encrypted traffic…

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Samburaj Das

Samburaj Das

Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.

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