"Four major security holes in the Qualcomm chips which power modern
Android devices have left as many as 900 million users vulnerable to a
range of attacks.
According to Israel-based security firm Checkpoint, the flaws—dubbed
"Quadrooter"—found in the firmware which governs the chips, could
allow potential attackers to "trigger privilege escalations for the
purpose of gaining root access to a device" using malware which
wouldn't require special permissions, allowing it to pass under
suspicious users' radars."
Dept. of Computer Science
University of Waikato, NZ
+64 (7) 858-5174