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900 million phones at risk of Android ‘Quadrooter’ malware

Security researchers have warned that as many as 900 million Android phones are at risk of attack. Serious vulnerabilities found in Qualcomm’s chipset drivers for its processors could give hackers complete control of devices and access to user data.

The bug has been named “Quadrooter” by the team of Checkpoint Security researchers who discovered it. The vulnerabilities were detailed at the DEF CON hackers conference in Las Vegas last week.