December 1, 2011

Woodpecker: Carefull with Android Apps

Posted at 7:31 PM by admin
There are often mutually application on a smartphone Android?. A group of researchers from the University of North Carolina, successfully revealed the risks of multiple onboard the Android application. The researchers said the vulnerability on the Android system may allow the operating system from Google is to share information without user consent. Malicious applications that can utilize the functionality pre-installed application to send text messages or even completely remove all the contents of the Android device.

The team at NCSU create a tool capable of measuring the weakness in the Android application called "Woodpecker". This tool analyzes the Android application that turned out after investigation can share access to data from one application to another application on the Android smartphone. The team uses eight Android smartphone as a trial, including the Nexus Google, Google Nexus S, Motorola Droid and Droid X.

Four smartphones that use the Android OS received confirmation about the breakdown of their security systems. But not all Android smartphones that data security can be hacked, HTC Legend, HTC Evo 4G, HTC Wildfire S, and Samsung Epic 4G, it can not be penetrated.

At least this can make your Android smartphone users to be more careful in installing an application. Perhaps this happens because the open source operating system.

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