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LG phones most exposed to new Certifi-gate vulnerability

Maria Korolov | Aug. 26, 2015
More than 70 percent of Android phones from LG have a plugin installed that exposes them to the Certifi-gate remote support app vulnerability, where a rogue application -- or even a text message -- can completely take over a device

Google has since removed the Recordable Activator app from the Google Play store.

Permanent fix

According to Check Point, device manufacturers need to push out a patch to their smartphones that revokes the certificates that the old vulnerable remote support tools were signed with.

Until then, users are warned to only download apps from the official stores, and to run the vulnerability scanner after installing any apps that might be questionable.


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