Google close latest vulnerability of Stagefright-leak

Google close latest vulnerability of Stagefright-leak

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Google has with Android 7.0, the latest serious vulnerability that goes with it in 2015 discovered Stagefright leak.

By 2015 found Android-leak Stagefright it was possible to have devices from a distance total about to take. Google fixed already various ways in which the vulnerability exploited could be and Android manufacturers called update-programs in the life to critical security updates faster for users to get.

With latest Android version 7.0 ‘Nougat’ is the part where in Stagefright-leak abuse is made totally re-built, reports The Verge. The leak turned to the way media via MMS or Hangouts, that was received by Android automatically, in the background was opened.

That is abuse could with the correct code for a device undetected total to be acquired. In Android 7.0 is the processing of media files, for example via MMS coming in, is subdivided into a number of steps, each with much more limited powers.

In addition, incoming files are scanned for attacks. By control and fragmentation hopes Google the Stagegright method is a lot onaantrekkelijker.


Also, Google has the last two of the four vulnerabilities around the QuadRooter-vulnerability, poem, reports the company in its security bulletin.

The app revolves around a problem in the chips from Quallcomm, by far the most popular chip in Android devices. The security updates for QuadRooter be the next time by the various Android manufacturers spread.

The Android 7.0-update Stagefright promises to solve for most users a little longer to wait. Only Nexus users can get the latest version is already install, most Android users need weeks to months to wait until the manufacturer of their device, the update sends out.

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