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Attackers can hijack unencrypted web traffic of 80% of Android users

Discussion in 'Help Net Security' started by RSS, Aug 16, 2016.

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    The recently revealed security bug (CVE-2016-5696) in the TCP implementation in the Linux kernel that could allow attackers to hijack unencrypted web traffic without an MitM position also affects some 1.4 billion Android devices, Lookout researchers have warned. “We can estimate then that all Android versions running the Linux Kernel 3.6 (approximately Android 4.4 KitKat) to the latest are vulnerable to this attack or 79.9% of the Android ecosystem,” they noted. This fact should not … More →

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