Hackers are again in news and now this time they are trying to rule now on Android smartphones. I don’t know why this problem has no solution and nobody is serious to tackle this problem. We saw many hacking concepts going on via mail, sending SMS or by creating fake messages on social media where users click and they become the victim of hackers framing. Such hackers know where to operate the trap for the users to get each and every detail of the users.

This time in this article I am talking about Zero day vulnerability. It is a security flaw in software and known by the software vendor. Unfortunately they don’t have any security patches to fix this flaw. Hackers are taking advantages of this flaw to hack the devices. Let’s read ahead to know more.

Project Zero found these hacker framing, see the whole story

Project Zero group researchers at Google Security surprised many Android users. The researchers have found active vulnerability in Android which can be a serious threat to most of the users who operate phones like Pixel2, Huawei P20 Pro and also Redmi Note5. Such an amazing smartphone and this hacking trap can ruin their image and it can be a big loss to the company now who sells such smartphones. Let me share some more smartphones that are affected with the bug-

  • Pixel2 with Android9 and Android10 preview
  • Huawei P20
  • Xiaomi Redmi 5A
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note5
  • Xiaomi A1
  • Oppo A3
  • Moto Z3
  • Oreo LG Phones
  • Samsung Galaxy S7, S8 and S9

Solution they offer but still, hackers are unstoppable, Check how

  • After knowing all such situations, such bugs were fixed with their versions like 3.8, 4.4 and 4.9 too which was introduced earlier.
  • Still, hackers get the power to rule in these smartphones and no such versions are able to stop them. Sometimes we create problems by ourselves. We download several mobile applications from an untrusted source which is wrong.
  • Attackers always wait for this moment and if you do so, you know what’s the result is later on. Even such hackers can use the bug if they pair it with vulnerability in the Chrome browser to render content.

Google shared in its blog about Zero day vulnerability

Zero day vulnerability
Image Credit: Google Image

Google said, “This issue is rated as High severity on Android and by itself requires installation of a malicious application for potential exploitation. Any other vectors, such as via web browser, requiring chaining with an additional exploit. We have notified Android partners, and the path is available on the Android Common Kernel. Pixel3 and Pixel3A devices are not vulnerable while Pixel1 and 2 devices will be receiving updates for this issue as a part of the October update.”

Wrap it up

You can’t do anything but make sure if any update your phone needs in the coming days, don’t miss this chance and update your phone. The update is must as it can deliver a critical security patch so no such bug can harm your device. We already shared some Android smartphones that are facing problem. Till now, Researchers just shared the framing of hackers so you should understand every paragraph written above.

I shared many blogs regarding hacking which is going on these days to make you aware. This time again hackers are active to hack Android smartphones. I know Android is one of the OS which is being used globally. This is all about zero day vulnerability. We will update you further if any new information we get regarding this, till then get in touch with us.

Priya Kumari : Priya is a writer for TechGnext, joining December 2018, based out of New Delhi. Priya covers mobile, digital media, advertising and the spaces where these intersect. When it comes to work, she feels most comfortable speaking in Hindi but can also speak English.