Android ‘master key’ used by hackers

Nigel Quadros
July 24, 2013
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Virus on all types of OS on smartphones has affected a lot of users over the years and recently the bug which was publicized earlier this month which allows attackers to install code on to phones running Google Android OS and then take control of them. This vulnerability was first reported by security research firm BlueBox Security on 3rd July 2013.

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Google has already taken tough and strong moves to tackle the problem once and for all. BlueBox said it had found a way to make changes to an app’s code without affecting the signature which is very neat. You also have to note that each and every Android app contains an encrypted signature that the operating system uses to check the program is legitimate and has not been tampered with.

Ben Wood ( Director of Research at CCS Insight ) says ;

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When Google releases its updates, manufacturers want to check them and then network operators also want to certify the code as well.It is a consequence of having so many different firms making Android devices with most running their own user interfaces on top. In contrast to Apple , Apple just pushes its updates directly to consumers. 

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