- 16 Dec 2019
- 1 min read
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The Union Home Ministry has alerted States, warning them about the vulnerability of the Android operating system to a bug called 'StrandHogg'.
- It is a vulnerability in android which allows real-time malware applications to pose as genuine applications and access user data of all kinds.
- It can listen to the conversations, access photo album, read/send messages, make calls, record conversations, get login credentials to various accounts, access private images, files, contact details, call logs and location information without being apparent to the affected users.