The exploitation of the Master Key vulnerability in Android devices was recently discovered to be in two apps developed in China. These apps were both legitimate, and used by Android owners to make physician appointments. And the information being obtained by hackers successfully exploited the master key vulnerability included phone numbers and address information. But information isn’t the only frightening thing about the master key vulnerability; it also allows hackers to control devices remotely. This can mean a hacker can use another person’s device to send high-cost SMS messages to be billed to the user, as well as disable apps a user may have on their device.


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