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A new Android attack with a cool name can wreak havoc on your phone

May 26, 2017

Via: Mashable

Most malware requires some form of active user interaction in order to infect a device — a click on a link in a phishing email, or the installation of software from an unverified source.

But a new type of attack, dubbed Cloak and Dagger, can basically take over your Android phone without your (conscious) help. Worse, no major version of Android is safe at this time.

Described by a team of researchers from the University of California and the Georgia Institute of Technology, Cloak and Dagger relies on the way Android UI handles certain permissions.

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