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60 percent of enterprise phones still vulnerable to QSEE exploit

Maria Korolov | May 20, 2016
Most enterprise users with Android phones are still vulnerable to an exploit that allows attackers to get into their phone's Qualcomm Secure Executive Environment and completely take over the phone, up to and including modifying the phone's operating system

However, companies can warn employees not to download software from unofficial sources, or use a mobile device management tool to restrict what employees can install on company-provided phones.

"Though there are many workarounds to those policies," he added.

Companies can also use a solution that checks whether devices have all their patches up-to-date, and put additional access controls around those that don't.

What really needs to happen is that the Android update and patching system needs to change, Lady said.

Or companies can switch to Nexus phones, he added.


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