Android new vulnerability – StrandHogg 2.0 – Tech News [sinhala]

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In the days,Security researchers were found #NewAndroidVulnerability from Android OS.They called this vulnerability of Android OS that is being used #Strandhogg 2.0 spread on Android.So I thought I’d make you aware of this on #TechNews in #Sinhala .

🔎Research by: John Høegh-Omdal, Caner Kaya, & Markus Ottensmann🔎

👹️The StrandHogg vulnerability

Promon security researchers have found proof of a dangerous Android vulnerability, dubbed ‘StrandHogg’, that allows real-life malware to pose as legitimate apps, with users unaware they are being targeted.

👹️What’s the impact?

👉All versions of Android affected, incl. Android 10*

👉All top 500 most popular apps are at risk*

👉Real-life malware is exploiting the vulnerability

👉36 malicious apps exploiting the vulnerability was identified*

👉The vulnerability can be exploited without root access

👉When exploited by hackers

👉They can listen to the user through the microphone

👉Take photos through the camera

👉Read and send SMS messages

👉Make and/or record phone conversations

👉Phish login credentials

👉Get access to all private photos and files on the device

👉Get location and GPS information

👉Get access to the contacts list

👉Access phone logs

*Lookout, a partner of Promon, confirmed that they have identified 36 malicious apps exploiting the vulnerability. Among them were variants of the BankBot banking trojan observed as early as 2017. *During testing, Promon researchers found that all of the 500 most popular apps (as ranked by app intelligence company 42 Matters) are vulnerable to StrandHogg. *All versions of Android affected, incl. Android 10* (note: the permission harvesting exploit is only from Android 6.0 and onwards).

BankBot: one of the most widespread banking trojans around, with dozens of variants and close relatives springing up all the time. BankBot attacks have been detected all over the world, in the U.S., Latin America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. 

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