StrandHogg | 16 Dec 2019

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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'.

About 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.

Source: TH