Security Update:Almost 1/2 Android Users Vulnerable to Being Hijacked
Date and Time
A widespread vulnerability in Google’s Android operating system, named Android Installer Hijacking, which is reported to affect 49.5% of all current Android users, was recently discovered.
The vulnerability exploits a flaw that allows attackers to hijack the installation process of a seemingly safe third-party Android application and replace it with a malware-infected app of the attacker's choosing.
Advanced Users: For a complete description of the vulnerability, refer to Palo Alto Networks Android Installer Hijacking Vulnerability Could Expose Android Users to Malware at http://researchcenter.paloaltonetworks.com/2015/03/android-installer-hij....
- Android versions 4.3 and earlier
WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?
Users who think they're accessing legitimate applications with approved permissions may instead be exposed to data theft and malware.
HOW DO I PROTECT MY COMPUTER?
Update your software
- If you are supported by ITFS or have different IT support, no action on your part is required.
- If you do not have IT support or they do not support your device, check with your device’s manufacturer for updates.
- IT Security – https://it.ucsf.edu/security