Android apps can be hacked and hijacked via external storage manipulation, cybersecurity firm Check Point reports, citing its latest findings that center on a new attack technique aimed at exploiting apps that don’t manage storage resources in a responsible manner. Successful use of the newly discovered attack vector would allow malicious individuals and entities to
Check Point Research: How Android allows ‘man-in-the-disk’ cyberattacks
Check Point Research said it has found a design flaw in Android’s Sandbox that allows external storage to be used as an avenue for cyberattacks. Those attacks could result in undesired outcomes, such as silent installation of unrequested, potentially malicious, apps to the user’s phone. They could be used for denial of service for legitimate apps.