** Android – QualComm : Security Flaw **

qIs  your  Android based Smartphone  is   running on  QualComm processor ?? – Hackers could have accessed everything from encrypted  email to online banking apps using vulnerabilities recently found to affect Qualcomm chips in up to 900m Android smartphones and tablets.

All versions of Android are vulnerable to these flaws, which won’t be fully patched until the September security release next month.

Qualcomm is the leading maker of chips for advanced smartphones, with 65 per cent of the global market

All hackers would have to do is to fool unsuspecting users into installing a malicious app. The application doesn’t even need to have any special permissions, which malware apps often need when infecting an Android device.

QuadRooter includes four vulnerabilities, any of which can be used by hackers to take control of your smartphone

If exploited, QuadRooter vulnerabilities can give attackers complete control of devices and unrestricted access to asensitive personal and enterprise data on them .

Access could also provide an attacker with capabilities such as keylogging, GPS tracking, and recording video and audio

Hackers can trigger any of these four vulnerabilities using a malicious app. Such an app would require no special permissions to take advantage of these vulnerabilities, alleviating any suspicion users may have when installing

That doesn’t mean your expensive Android device is now at risk of being infected by malware apps. Simple .. Don’t download apps from shady places, and you should be just fine. – Better to be  remain SAFE  than SORRY ..

Earlier this year (in May), it was found that several million Android smartphones  running on Qualcomm processors are exposed to a glitch that can be exploited by hackers to gain access to the device.