Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Chrome Zeroday Exploit MILLIONS of Android devices vulnerable to Remote Hacking


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 NickAu

NickAu

    Bleepin' Fish Doctor


  • Moderator
  • 12,868 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:127.0.0.1 Australia
  • Local time:09:43 AM

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


Edited by NickAu, 13 November 2015 - 06:00 PM.


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 buddy215

buddy215

  • Moderator
  • 13,090 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:West Tennessee
  • Local time:06:43 PM

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. 


“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”

#3 dannyboy950

dannyboy950

  • Members
  • 1,338 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:port arthur tx
  • Local time:05:43 PM

Posted 13 November 2015 - 08:25 PM

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


HP 15-f009wm notebook AMD-E1-2100 APV 1Ghz Processor 8 GB memory 500 GB Hdd

Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Cinamon





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users