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Chrome Zeroday Exploit MILLIONS of Android devices vulnerable to Remote Hacking

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#1 NickAu


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Posted 13 November 2015 - 05:58 PM

Android users are advised to use a different browser until Google patches the vulnerability.

Hackers have found a new way to hack your Android smartphone and remotely gain total control of it, even if your device is running the most up-to-date version of the Android operating system.
Security researcher Guang Gong recently discovered a critical zero-day exploit in the latest version of Chrome for Android that allows an attacker to gain full administrative access to the victim's phone and works on every version of Android OS.
The exploit leverages a vulnerability in JavaScript v8 engine, which comes pre-installed on almost all (Millions) modern and updated Android phones.


All the attacker needs to do is tricking a victim to visit a website that contains malicious exploit code from Chrome browser.
Once the victim accessed the site, the vulnerability in Chrome is exploited to install any malware application without user interaction, allowing hackers to gain remotely full control of the victim’s phone.

Also Read: This Malware Can Delete and Replace Your Entire Chrome Browser with a lookalike

Chrome Zero-day Exploit leaves MILLIONS of Android devices vulnerable to Remote Hacking

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 07:36 PM

Ditch Chrome and install Firefox for Android — Mobile Web browser — More ways to customize and protect your privacy — Mozilla


Then get the add-on NoScript Security Suite :: Add-ons for Mobile which prevents drive-by installs of malware such as what Google Chrome

is vulnerable to according to the opening post. NoScript simply blocks all scripts that the malware exploit needs to run to infect your smart phones and computers. 

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 08:25 PM

And everybody used to say you can't hack a phone. Yea riiighhht.

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