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 of in-use devices to see how the Android community is affected by and responds to new vulnerabilities. Learn the technical details of QuadRooter: Download our report today. Methodology The scanner app was designed to detect QuadRooter vulnerabilities in different ways. It used code analysis of potential exploit techniques to detect CVE-2016-2504 and ...

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 set of four vulnerabilities affecting Android devices built using Qualcomm chipsets. Qualcomm is the world’s leading designer of LTE chipsets with a 65% share of the LTE modem baseband market. If any one of the four vulnerabilities is exploited, an attacker can trigger privilege escalations for the purpose of gaining root access to a ...