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Google: Android is just as secure as the other guys

March 15, 2018


In the list of big security flaws that could let hackers compromise phones, there’s one name that comes up a lot: Android.

In 2015, we learned that Google’s operating system for phones was vulnerable to the StageFright bug, which hackers could exploit just by sending a text message. In 2016, security researchers revealed that millions of Android phones were infected with malicious software called HummingBad, which hackers used to generate bogus ad revenue. In 2017, documents revealed by Wikileaks showed that the CIA had developed malicious software for Android phones.

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