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Carriers' remote control software continues to put some mobile devices at risk

Lucian Constantin | Aug. 8, 2014
Vulnerabilities found in remote management software that carriers insist be installed on smart phones and other mobile-enabled devices they sell are likely to put many devices at risk of compromise for some time to come.

Due to the fragmentation of the Android ecosystem the risk of OMA-DM attacks is likely to persist for some time to come. Some affected devices might not even be supported anymore and might not receive patches.

History has showed that some vulnerabilities affecting Android devices have lingered on for months and even years, primarily because developing and distributing patches involves multiple parties, from the Android OS developers themselves to device manufacturers, carriers and even app developers in some cases.

 

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