Researchers from University of Michigan and University of California have successfully exploited vulnerability in the smartphone memory and hacked Gmail accounts with a 92% success rate.
During the vulnerability test of popular apps, researchers noted that Gmail was among the easiest to crack, with Amazon being the hardest one, with only 48% success rate.
As part of the research, an Android device was accessed by cloaking malicious software as another downloaded application, while researchers deemed it would work on other operating systems including iOS and Windows.
Welcoming the research, Google issued a statement: "Third-party research is one of the ways Android is made stronger and more secure."
Researchers also exploited a feature of the Chase Bank app that enables consumers pay in cheques by capturing images via their device’s camera.
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