Linux Vulnerability Exposes 66 Percent of All Android Devices to Attacks

A vulnerability has been found in the Linux kernel that has exposed tens of millions of Linux devices – PCs, mobile handsets including two-third of smartphones and tablets running Android to malicious attacks. The reportedly vulnerability has been around for almost three years. Major Linux distributors are expected to release a patch for the bug this week. Dubbed as CVE-2016-0728, the vulnerability is said to affect Linux kernel version 3.8 or later and any operating system that is based on it. The reported flaw, if exploited, allows an attacker to…

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