ANDROID USERS VULNERABLE TO ‘HIGH-SEVERITY’ OVERLAY ATTACKS

Security researchers warned of a high-severity Android flaw on Thursday that stems from what they call a “toast attack” overlay vulnerability. Researchers say criminals could use the Android’s toast notification, a feature that provides simple feedback about an operation in a small pop up, in an attack scenario to obtain admin rights on targeted phones and take complete control of them.

Affected are all versions of the Android operating system prior to Android 8.0, Oreo, released just last month.

To read the original article : https://threatpost.com/android-users-vulnerable-to-high-severity-overlay-attacks/127901/

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