Researcher finds an Android bug that lets hackers attack your phone using just a link
Hackers can attack your Android phone using nothing but just a simple link
Another day, another Android vulnerability.
A security researcher, Guang Gong, discovered a major exploit in Android phones that lets hackers gain access of someone’s phone by simply making the user click on a link to a website riddled with malicious code, The Register reports. Once the attacker has gained access to a users phone, they can download apps to the infected device without the user’s knowledge.
According to Business Insider [via The Register]:
Gong discovered this exploit during a hacking contest during the 2015 PacSec conference in Tokyo. Google has been made aware of the hack and may possibly be receiving a huge chunk of cash from them for brining it to their attention.