1. whatsever's Avatar
    I just read an article that 900 Million devices with a quallcomm processor could be hacked> the site's saying

    QuadRooter is a set of four vulnerabilities that gives attackers complete control of your Android smartphone or tablet. These vulnerabilities are found on out-of-the-box devices and can only be fixed by installing patches when they become available.

    Will BlackBerry patch this with a hotfix?> or is the phone allready protected?


    O dear I thought I was in the Priv Section
    Last edited by whatsever; 08-08-16 at 03:52 AM.
    DaFoxGrey likes this.
    08-08-16 03:29 AM
  2. johnlen7's Avatar
    There is already a patch for this vulnerability. I hope BlackBerry has already addresses the same
    08-08-16 05:20 AM
  3. Leszek Lesner's Avatar
    So it is only a matter of time when BlackBerry Android devices will be rootable.
    ETA for Google to add this patch for Android is September.

    Should be enough time for people to root the Priv and DTEK50

    As for the issue itself I wonder if it is possible for such bugs to create a fallback net as a security layer to avoid the exploiting of such bugs.

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    08-08-16 05:36 AM
  4. scrannel's Avatar
    You know, I get security patches on a fairly regular basis on my Win 10 computer and even on my Lenovo Android tablet. Apple recently discovered thousands of compromised apps in Apple store (and tried to hide a vulnerability in their OS by asking the people who found it to shut-up for 6 months). How is this really news? We'll get a patch, then everyone reading about it will feel good again. Until the next hysterical, earth-shaking revelation. I'm not cancelling my order for the Dtek.
    Johnny Dollar likes this.
    08-08-16 07:03 AM
  5. conite's Avatar
    The user actually has to install a malicious app to become vulnerable. Safe computing 101.

    Keep "allow installs from unknown sources" off, and you're good to go.
    scrannel and auditman like this.
    08-08-16 07:19 AM
  6. Ecm's Avatar
    Please join the earliest discussion, here: Quadrooter vulnerability article names PRIV as vulnerable
    gizmo21 likes this.
    08-08-16 06:12 PM

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