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Nearly all Android smartphones ‘can be hacked via Wi-Fi’

August 6, 2019

Via: Techradar

Hackers are able to target many leading Android mobile phones and other gadgets via Wi-Fi, researchers have revealed.

Devices powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon family of processors are susceptible to the threat, which would allow hackers to gain access to a device simply by connecting to the same Wi-Fi network.

Known together as “QualPwn”, the two flaws can be exploited “over the air”, meaning they only need to be close to the victim, meaning a hacker wouldn’t even need to be in the same room as the target to be able to access their device.

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