Consultant Nima Dezhkam comments on a security flaw within certain Android devices


The anatomy of an Android smartphone cyberattack

You might think buying a new phone from your mobile service provider means the latest model comes with updated software, guarding against potential cyberattacks. Well, you’d be wrong.

Android phones are the most popular smartphones in the world, with more than 78 percent market share, according IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker.

The number of Android smartphone users worldwide is estimated to have reached 1.16 billion in 2013, according to Ramon Llamas, IDC’s mobile phone research manager.

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