Developers are always finding for ways to penetrate the defenses of mobile devices and their security gateways. #Android is often the preferred target, which has allowed #Google to make necessary changes to the system accordingly. Japan is hosting the MobilePwn2Own developer hackathon which encourages devs to break into browsers and mobile operating systems.
A security researcher named Guang Gong has now managed to uncover a Chrome browser exploit that could break into practically any Android device with the help of a simple link. He managed to break into a Nexus 6 running Google’s Project Fi network to demonstrate the vulnerability.
This is a major find by Gong and has fetched him a trip to the CanSecWest conference in 2016. It is hoped that Google will take note of this issue and fix it accordingly.
Via: The Register