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Life After QuadRooter: Measuring The Impact

Following Check Point’s disclosure of QuadRooter at Black Hat USA on August 7, the free QuadRooter scanner app was downloaded over half a million times. The results of the scans Check Point collected show that almost two thirds of scanned devices were affected. These reports also offer a unique opportunity to analyze a large sample…

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Threat Research September 8, 2016

The QuadRooter Domino Effect

Component suppliers, Android device manufacturers and developers all test their products rigorously. Even still, vulnerabilities — both in hardware and software — can be found on the smartphones and tablets we trust with our sensitive data. Until a patch for a vulnerability is installed, an affected device is exposed. That’s why fixing vulnerabilities like QuadRooter…

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Threat Research August 24, 2016

QuadRooter: New Android Vulnerabilities in Over 900 Million Devices

Check Point today disclosed details about a set of four vulnerabilities affecting 900 million Android smartphones and tablets that use Qualcomm® chipsets. The Check Point mobile threat research team, which calls the set of vulnerabilities QuadRooter, presented its findings in a session at DEF CON 24 in Las Vegas. What is QuadRooter? QuadRooter is a…

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Threat Research August 7, 2016