'Undetectable' Qualcomm code vulnerability lays bare Android users' text messages and call histories

Carly Page
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Yet another Android security scare...
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Yet another Android security scare...

Users running Android 4.3 and earlier most at risk

An "undetectable" software flaw in Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered Android smartphones could lay bare users' text messages and call histories to hackers. The flaw, CVE-2016-2060, is described by FireEye...

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