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How To Check Your Smartphone For QuadRooter Vulnerability

A new android malware called Quadrooter has been detected, for those in the dark, Quadrooter is a set of four vulnerabilities that provide a different path for an attacker to gain root access to your device  through a malicious application that doesn’t require any special permissions to function.
 
Long story short, over 900 million devices have been affected so far,  some of which include:

  • BlackBerry Priv (THE IRONY!),

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  • Blackphone 1 and 2,
  • Google Nexus 5X, 6 and 6P,
  • HTC One M9 and HTC 10,
  • LG G4, G5, and V10,
  • New Moto X by Motorola,
  • OnePlus One, 2 and 3,
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge,
  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra

P.S. This list is not exhaustive, thankfully Check Point Software have put together a special app called QuadRooter Scanner that will thoroughly analyze your smartphone or tablet to discover it is susceptible to the exploit.
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To stay safe, you should examine any app installation request before accepting; avoid side-loading Android apps, and read permission requests when installing any apps.

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3 comments on “How To Check Your Smartphone For QuadRooter Vulnerability

  1. Victor Molokwu says:

    Downloaded, did a scan…..I’m free!

  2. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, I DOWNLOADED THE APP AND RAN A SCAN, BUT MY PHONE IS NOT AFFECTED. BTW, IF BLACK PHONE AND BLACKBERRY PRIV CAN BE AFFECTED, THEN THERE IS NO POINT SPENDING HUGE ON A 0HONE BECAUSE OF ITS SAID SECURITY OR SECURE NATURE…

    1. I think whenever buying a phone you should first make sure that the manufacturer of that phone rolls out regular updates on it product. However I think Nexus devices are the most secure because whenever there’s a security flaw on Android Google makes sure to roll out security patches on the Nexus first ^^’
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