Over 900 million Android devices are at risk of compromise due to a dangerous grouping of vulnerabilities recently discovered. The vulnerabilities have folded directly into the Android operating system developed for each original equipment manufacturer (OEM) that uses the affected chipsets within their devices, including Samsung, HTC, Motorola and LG.
A zero-day flaw has been found in the Linux kernel that runs millions of servers, desktops and mobile devices that use the Android operating system. At least 66 percent of all Android mobile devices and tens of millions of Linux PCs and servers are expected to be affected.
Security firm FireEye has released a report indicating the mobile banking trojan, SlemBunk, is becoming more and more sophisticated as the number of mobile banking users rises. The malware is designed to attack Android devices and steals mobile banking credentials. The original report identified at least 30 mobile banking applications that were affected, including those in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. An update to the report indicates the attack is even larger than originally identified.