If you are an Android user, then the new security warning is here to keep your device secured and free from malware attacks. The new StrandHogg 2.0 bug appeared out of nowhere. Until now, we have seen many critical data security bugs on Android Operating Systems. But the new StandHogg 2.0 bug is something unique and is very critical.
This new major security vulnerability is found by the data researcher on almost every Android version except Android 10.0. If your Android device is not running on the latest Android version, then you must be a little worried about this potential bug found recently.
StrandHogg 2.0 works as a real user of the device as it enters the passwords itself to fetch the information from the apps which require login details. Since we enter passwords and other information on various apps, this bug mimics your behavior and start implementing those passwords in the app to steal all the data.
If you are using apps enabled with online transactions, the same bug can make unauthorised transactions using the data stored within the app. Apart from this, the same bug can hijack all the other permission that you might have given to those apps while using them on your Android device.
Whenever you install a new app, upon launching it on the device for the first time, it will ask for your permission to allow the access of location, photos, gallery, contacts etc. The StrandHogg 2.0 bug can steal all these permissions from those apps which could fetch the details of your device’s current location, contacts list and pretty much everything.
Apparently, it’s a very harmful bug than the predecessor. Unlike the previous bug, the StrandHogg 2.0 is undetectable. Until now, hackers are not aware of this bug and they have not implemented with their system to hijack the data from the hacked devices which is a good thing for now. However, as time passes, hackers will start implementing this new bug to hack different systems which could harm the systems more than usual.
The bug works with Android’s multitasking and there’s no way to track it down. You better stay away from using unauthorized apps and other third-party apps and games on your device.
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