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900 million Android devices affected by Quadrooter security flaws

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Hackers can potentially infect Android devices with malware, which when installed, would provide them with "privilege escalation" to gain rooting access to devices, thanks to four new vulnerabilities, dubbed Quadrooter, identified by security researchers.

Around 900 million Android devices have been left vulnerable by Quadrooter.

According to security firm Check Point, hackers could potentially exploit any one of the four identified vulnerabilities to gain rooting privileges, which would then give the hackers full control over the affected device.

This means that hackers would then have access to all the data and hardware of the infected device, including camera and microphone.

The vulnerabilities affect Android devices of various brands, including:

BlackBerry Priv, Blackphone 1 and 2,

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