Monday, March 27, 2017

OnePlus 3 bug allowed attackers to hack your phone with malicious chargers

Researchers from Aleph Security have discovered a new vulnerability in OnePlus 3 and 3T that enabled attackers to use malicious chargers to surreptitiously break into your phone – without you ever realizing. The attack essentially relies on two previously reported bugs – namely CVE-2017-5624 and CVE-2017-5626 – to bypass your handset’s defensive mechanisms and infect it with malicious code. What makes matters worse is that the hack allows for attackers to cover their tracks altogether. The researchers have successfully demonstrated their proof of concept in two separate videos: As you can observe in the footage, the malicious charger only proceeds to infect the device…

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