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Google has reported a serious vulnerability in Android

MobiDevices – interesting magazine about technology! 04.10.2019 at 13:55

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Google announced a vulnerability was discovered in its own operating system Android, which affect the smartphones of various brands. The vulnerability is in the kernel of the operating system and can be used by hackers to root access to the device. Ironically, the bug was fixed in the December 2017 in versions of Android kernel 3.18, 4.14, 4.4, and 4.9, but the newer versions of the OS are still vulnerable.The problem affects the following models of smartphones running Android 8.x and newer versions of the OS: Pixel 2 to 9 Android and preview Android 10; P20 Huawei; Xiaomi Redmi 5A; 5 Xiaomi Redmi Note; Xiaomi A1; A3 Oppo; Moto Z3; smart phones LG Android 8 Oreo; Samsung S7, S8, S9. As Google points out, the vulnerability is less dangerous than the last, as it requires the installation of malware on the smartphone by the user. The search giant has already warned its partners about the existing problem. At the moment the vulnerability is fixed in the smartphones Pixel 3 and 3a, and Pixel 1 and 2, the problem will be solved with the release of the October update.