Certifi-Gate Android Security Vulnerability

With the number of smartphone purchases and usage increasing every year, hackers are constantly given opportunities to access backdoors into our...
  1. RaoulDuke
    With the number of smartphone purchases and usage increasing every year, hackers are constantly given opportunities to access backdoors into our handheld devices. Recently, there's been a new flaw discovered among Android software that's being dubbed 'Certifi-Gate'. This blemish in the system allows hackers to gain full access of a mobile device completely unbeknownst to the owner.
    Some software pre-installed by the original equpment manufacturer (OEM), which cannot be disabled or deleted by users, is what's vulnerable. Certifi-Gate has the ability to turn a mobile phone into somewhat of a remote spying device, allowing hackers to switch on the microphone, get the handset's location, and steal personal data, all without a single glitch to tip off the user. While there is a verification system in place for smartphones, it is highly flawed, thus allowing privileged access to hackers once their apps are connected to the device. While Android's latest Lollipop OS is believed to be the most secure Android OS, it is still at risk of Certifi-Gate according the network security firm Check Point.

    While this is something all Android users should be concerned about, Check Point has developed a scanning app which can detect vulnerabilities in a smartphone. It's called Certifi-Gate Scanner, and it is now available for download in the Google Play store.

    Although there are many handsets susceptible to the risk, most Android smartphone makers are aware of the issue and will soon be releasing a patch to fix any vulnerability.

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  1. xshot 7s
    Oh great, another one on top of Stagefright
  2. Wavy
    I have a Samsung Galaxy that runs Android, might have to look into this.
    1. RaoulDuke
      Might want to check it out just to be safe, or to give it a little test drive. :thumbsup:
  3. AlienFreek01
    So its andro-rat on lollipop
    1. RaoulDuke
      Pretty much, it's the same concept.
  4. Pyroman
    I don't care if they have my address what are they going to do kill me?
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    2. Pyroman
      I got no info on my andriod, like CC info and other stuff, and all I have is like 3 contacts. plus I live in an apparent so there would be lots of rooms to search before finding me.
    3. TheItalianLad
      these nerds probably have real life versions of WoW weapons, dangerous asf :smile:
    4. CAPiiX
      Fraud all day
  5. Hiyper
    iPhone gang ᕙ༼=ݓ益ݓ=༽ᕗ
  6. Arxhive
    Glad I use CM security.
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    1. pedrorubster
      Made my day xD