Android Devices 95% can be hacked because of this bug: The “Stagefright” bug, which is capable of hacking around 95% of Android Devices and which has been described as the “worst ever discovered”, was exploited by a team of Israeli researchers and they even tenuously hacked a device.
Android Devices 95% can be hacked because of this bug
NorthBit, the Israeli software company, said that they have properly subjugated the “Stagefright” bug and they have even tested this exploit, being referred to as “Metaphor”, on Nexus 5, LG G3, Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One. The video of the exploit shows the “Metaphor” being run on Nexus 5.
The company’s co-founder, Gil Dabah, has said that around 36 percent of the 1.4 billion Android phones and tablets run on the Android version of Android 5 or 5.1 and therefore without the latest updates, these devices stand at a risk of getting hacked by the bug.
It has been reported that if this bug attacks a device then it will be able to execute the remote codes of the Android Device, thereby, affecting 95% of the devices.
The researchers claim that their exploit is capable of protecting Android 2.2, Android 4.0, Android 5.0 and Android 5.1 against the bug. Other versions of Android are safe from Stagefright.
After the publication of Stagefright’s details, Google launched a patch for this bug and it even promised to post regular updates for the Android devices.
The Stagefright bug is a software library which is encoded in C++ (computer language) and this software library is in-built in the Android system. The word “Stagefright” is a collective name given for a group of software viruses which hack the Android operating systems. These viruses allows the hacker to carry out random operations on the hacked d
According to the estimates of a China-based mobile tool provider, India comes second in the list of the countries which have a malware affected Android device as a result of a lot of usage of third party apps. It has been estimated that in 2015, the number of Android viruses rose by 22 percent and the number of affected devices has gone up to 11,170960.