Monday, 8 August 2016

900 Million Qualcomm Devices Have Been Infected By A New Malware Suspected To Be QuadRooter

There is a bad news for all the Android users out there, a new Android flaw has been reported
by security researchers that could give attackers complete access to a phone's data and is
claimed to affect roughly 900 million Android devices.
The latest vulnerability, were discovered by Checkpoint researchers that were looking at
software running on chipsets made by US firm Qualcomm, reported BBC.
"I'm pretty sure you will see these vulnerabilities being used in the next three to four months,"
said Michael Shaulov, head of mobility product management at Checkpoint. "It's always a race
as to who finds the bug first, whether it's the good guys or the bad," he added.

As per reports, even top products from big tech firms are not safe from this flaw which includes
Google's Nexus 5X and 6P, BlackBerry, the HTC One, the OnePlus 3, Priv and some versions
of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
Called the 'QuadRooter', the latest flaw is said to be a set of four vulnerabilities affecting
Android devices built on Qualcomm chipsets, as per NDTV. The
researchers informed that if any one of the four vulnerabilities is exploited, would enable an
attacker to take more control over a device and then gain access to its data.
However, the good news is Qualcomm is reportedly having created patches for the bugs and is
distributing these patches to phone makers and operators.
Whereas, Checkpoint has also released a free app called QuadRooter Scanner on the Google
Play app store, which checks if a phone is vulnerable to any of the bugs, and let them download
patches for the problem as well.

Dangerous android malware known as HummingBad

How Do I Know If My Phone Is Infected 
One thing i so much love about android is that there are always a quick way out of every problem, an app has been launch, the app helps in detecting the malware, it works partially as an antivirus but it doesn't protect your phone as antivirus those so it main work is to detect if the malware is your device, its called QuadRooter Scanner you can download it from google Play Store.

What If My Phone Is Effected ? What Is The Solution
This dangerous malware works like a warm and if you are conversant about viruses you must come across it, there is a particular virus called warm that is very very dangerous to a device when it got in contact with one. Now the way to get read of it is by performing a hand reset, so that it can whip out everything in your device and equally the security flaw.

How Do I Protect My Device From It
The only way to protect Qualcomm device now is to install Avast Antivirus in your device and allow it do the protection, you can download it from google play store.

More info will be unveil on a better way to remove it from your Qualcomm device.

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