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Google patches critical media processing and rooting vulnerabilities in Android

Lucian Constantin | Dec. 8, 2015
The flaws can be exploited remotely through emails, Web pages, MMS and rogue apps.

Google's security team also uses features like Verify Apps and SafetyNet to monitor for and block potentially harmful applications. For example, apps that use privilege escalation flaws to root devices are not allowed in Google Play and Verify Apps will block known rooting apps by default.

 

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