Android Vulnerability Traps Devices in ‘Endless Reboot Loop’ http://b4in.org/iRjN
Poor Android users are facing a terrible, horrible, and awful week.
Few days ago, Trend Micro security researchers uncovered a Android crashing vulnerability in the widely used mobile operating system, impacting the majority of Android devices in use.
The report follows another significant Stagefright vulnerability that was revealed by separate researchers, who warned that nearly 950 Million Android phones can be hijacked by sending a simple text message or via malicious Android app or specially crafted web pages.
EXPLOIT TO TRAP ANDROID DEVICES IN ENDLESS REBOOTS
Now, the security researchers have discovered a dangerous security bug in the Android operating system that they claim can “brick” your phone, making it unresponsive and completely useless.
The new vulnerability, CVE-2015-3823, can be exploited by potential hackers to cause your Android device to endless Reboot, and is similar to the Stagefright bug in that the flaw exists in the ‘mediaserver’ built-in program.
The vulnerability affects even more Android users. Nearly 90 percent of Android devices running versions 4.0.1 Jelly Bean to 5.1.1 Lollipop are vulnerable to the latest security flaw, affecting every 9 out of 10 Active Android devices.
HOW ANDROID EXPLOIT WORKS?
A Hacker can trigger endless reboots in two ways:
Through a Malicious Android App
Through a Specially-Crafted Web Site