In recent years the practice of Android rooting, that is the process of allowing an Android phone or tablet to bypass restrictions set by carriers, operating systems or hardware manufacturers, has become increasingly popular.
As an ever increasing number of mobile carriers around the world switches to from using GSM/UMTS networks to Long-Term Evolution (LTE 4G) ones, both carriers and users are facing a number of dangers.
A team of researchers from the French Network and Information Security Agency (ANSSI) has devised a way to covertly exploit the Siri and Google Now voice activated personal assistants in order to make the target's smartphone send messages and emails, visit potentially malicious sites, make pricey phone calls or even become an eavesdropping device.
87% of Android devices are vulnerable to attack by malicious apps and messages, a group of researchers from Cambridge University in England has revealed.
ESET unveiled fake apps available at the official Google app store.
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