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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1435 Google shuts down potentially massive Android bug
The Android ecosystem may have dodged another Stagefright-type of vulnerability.

Google’s monthly Android Security Bulletin released on Tuesday not only patched the remaining Quadrooter vulnerabilities, but also fixed another wide-ranging flaw that could allow an attacker to easily compromise—or at least brick—any Android device dating back to version 4.2.

The key to staving off another Stagefright is that yesterday’s patch features a complete overhaul of the offending jhead library, mitigating the possibility of recurring critical bugs, which, for example, continue to plague Mediaserver on an almost-monthly basis.
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#1436 Two-thirds of companies pay ransomware demands: But not everyone gets their data back
#1435 Google shuts down potentially massive Android bug
#1434 The missing piece – sophisticated OSX backdoor discovered
#1433 This nasty Android malware tries to bully its way past Marshmallow security features
#1432 Million more devices sharing known private keys for HTTPS, SSH admin
#1431 Modified USB ethernet adapter can steal Windows and Mac credentials
#1430 Critical flaws found in network management systems
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