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Apps that make sloppy use of SD cards leave your phone vulnerable to hackers

7 days ago   |   By Tech Radar

Android apps that make careless use of external storage could leave your phone vulnerable to hackers. Your phone's internal storage is carefully managed - each app uses it separately, and it's protected by the Android sandbox. External storage, like SD cards, is different. It allows data to be shared between apps and doesn't have the same protection. Researchers from Check Point Security discovered that apps that use external storage without proper security precautions leave devices vulnerable to 'Man-in-the-Disk' attacks. These could allow a hacker to install malware, prevent legitimate...
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Security firm reports that external storage can be used to hijack Android apps

Security firm reports that external storage can be used to hijack Android apps

7 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

Many users have additional storage on their smartphones, usually in the form of an SD card, where they store photos, music and other bulkier files. Some apps use that external storage for system files as well, despite being outside of Android's native security protocols. The Android Sandbox protection is meant to prevent tampering with the files of each app, but it only covers the internal storage of a device.
The software security company Check Point released a report about a vulnerability in the way some apps are using the external storage that can be exploited to gain access to their ...
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