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IBM finds another Android phone bug

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    IBM security researchers have found a way to exploit an Android flaw that puts more than 55% of Android phones at risk of being taken over by persistent attackers.

    By exploiting a weakness it discovered, IBM’s X-Force Application Security Research Team showed it could escalate privileges in a compromised phone and execute code on it, including taking over legitimate applications.

    “In a nutshell, advanced hackers could exploit this arbitrary code execution vulnerability to give a malicious app, with no privileges, the ability to become a super app and help the hackers own the device,” according to an X-Force blog.

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