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Major security flaw puts almost HALF of Android users at risk of having their photos, bank details and passwords exposed

  • The bug is understood to affect 45 per cent of Android users worldwide 
  • It allows cyber criminals to 'hijack' the screen of smartphones
  • Experts fear hackers could use the flaw to blackmail people
  • Google has said it will not fix the major vulnerability until summer 2017 

Almost half of Android smartphone users are at risk of having their screen 'hijacked' thanks to a major security flaw in the software, researchers have found.

The bug allows hackers to steal photos, passwords and bank details, leaving millions at risk of blackmail and fraud.

Cyber criminals could hijack the screen of an expensive phone until a ransom has been paid.

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The bug is understood to affect 45 per cent of Android users worldwide.

Google has said it does not plan to fix the issue until summer when its newest operating system is released.

Security experts Check Point found the flaw on Tuesday.

'Based on Google’s policy which grants extensive permissions to apps installed directly from Google Play, this flaw exposes Android users to several types of attacks, including ransomware, banking malware and adware,' the team said in a blog post on the vulnerability.

'Check Point reported this flaw to Google, which responded that this issue is already being dealt with in the upcoming version of Android, currently dubbed “Android O”.'

The vulnerability can be accessed through the Android system that allows apps to pop-up on your screen.

This is the same system that the Facebook messenger app uses to show a bubble pop-up when a friend wants to chat.

But criminals, through malicious apps, could use it to take control of victims' screen and install harmful software.

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Android users have been advised to avoid downloading untrustworthy apps until the bug is fixed later this year.

'Users should always beware of malicious apps, even when downloading from Google Play,' Check Point said in its blog post.

'Look for the comments left by other users, and grant only permissions which have relevant context for the app’s purpose.'

'And just as you protect your PC with dedicated security solutions, you should also make sure to protect your mobile device using a protective solution capable of identifying and blocking known and unknown malware.'

Google has yet to respond to MailOnline's request for further comment.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4492036/Major-Android-security-flaw-expose-photos.html


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