An Android flaw, “page-changing” malware, and more data breaches | Avast

Flaw allows millions of Android devices to be tracked

A new vulnerability, CVE-2018-9489, has been identified in all Android devices. The flaw allows hackers to track users through the interception of Wi-Fi network names, BSSID, local IP addresses, DNS server data, MAC addresses, and more. The cybersecurity firm that discovered the flaw reported it to Google back in March. The company developed a fix for it in July, and developed a patch which it is rolling out to all users throughout the fall. The flaw has already been fixed in all devices using Pie, the newest Android operating system.

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