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August 7, 2011 / David Bleeker

Android Browser Vulnerability Revealed, Patched

Security experts have discovered a vulnerability in the web browser of an earlier version of Google’s Android mobile operating system.

Roee Hay and Yair Amit of IBM Rational Application Security Research Group have discovered a cross-application scripting vulnerability that could result in hack attacks on Android devices.

The vulnerability is capable of allowing a hacker to exploit the web browser’s URL loading process to load an infected JavaScript, which results in a breakdown of the web browser’s sand-box. [read more]

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