Security researches discovered a new Chrome zero-day exploit that can be used to hack any Android phone. Even the latest version has the vulnerability in the JavaScript v8 engine of the Chrome browser of the Android operating system. The browser comes pre-installed on almost all Android smartphones. All the hackers have to do is lure their victims to a malicious website. Exploiting that vulnerability, the website can gain administrative rights and install any malware application which will give them full access to the phone. The exploit was demonstrated at the PacSec conference in Tokyo 2015. For those that don’t use the pre-installed browser (I am using Firefox), you don’t have to worry for the specific exploit.

Android phones can be hacked due to a Chrome zero-day exploit

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