The new exploit can hack almost any Android phone that runs Chrome
Security researchers have uncovered a new exploit in Chrome for Android that’s capable of taking over your phone with one shot. Speaking at the PacSec conference in Tokyo a few days ago, Quihoo 360 researcher Guang Gong demonstrated the new vulnerability that allows hackers to take over your phone with ease. The vulnerability affects versions of Android running the latest Chrome browser.
With the exploit, Guang managed to install a simple BMX bike game into the phone without any user interaction quite easily. Obviously if the vulnerability is left unpatched and hackers manage to find said vulnerability, you can bet that they won’t be installing harmless BMX games in your phone.
Google is now aware of the issue and are scrambling to get a fix ready for the problem.