Bluebox Security claims to have found ‘the Android master key’ which could allow a hacker to turn virtually any Android app into a malicious Trojan. It is estimated that this vulnerability has been around (at least) since the release of Android 1.6 (Donut) and could have therefore affected any Android phone released in the last 4 years, that’s nearly 900 million devices.
This could potentially allow hackers to remotely capture data and control functions on a device (such as calls and messages) without even raising the attention of the phone owner, Google or the app developer.
Continue reading to find out what this means for Android apps and Google Play.
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