“A newly found security flaw could be affecting every Android device on AT&T or Verizon’s wireless network, according to an advisory posted by the Carnegie Mellon University CERT database,” Manish Singh reports for Neowin. “A group of South Korean researchers, on Friday, reported about a vulnerability that puts a large pool of Android devices — every version of Android including Marshmallow — in the United States at risk.”
“If exploited, attackers could circumvent Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), often used in voice calls and instant messaging, to gain access to a victim’s device,” Singh reports. “The attackers could then initiate the denial of service (DDoS) attacks on a wireless network. The access to a victim’s network opens door to a number of sophisticated and serious attacks such as bypassing the VoLTE’s accounting system to freely use the bandwidth, and wiretapping the victim’s calls and messages.”
Singh reports, “As per the researchers, Apple’s iPhones aren’t affected with this vulnerability.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Have fun waiting for your patches that will never come, fragmandroid settlers.
“Open” – to infection. Android is the open sore of mobile.
When you settle for garbage, expect to be treated like garbage.
Apple cares about their users because they are responsible for the hardware, the operating system, and the ecosystem; the whole enchilada. They are compelled to strive for high customer satisfaction in order to secure repeat buyers. There is no “Android” per se. Alphabet Inc. is the closest you can get to that and that gets you a whopping 5.2 security rating out of 10 – for an insecure knockoff of the real thing, no less! Not a smart purchasing decision. Like we always say, choosing an iPhone vs. an “Android” iPhone knockoff is like an IQ test.
And remember: Stop deluding yourselves. If it’s not an iPhone, it’s not an iPhone.
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