The rate of cyber crime has been dramatically rising ever since the number of users of smart devices inclined in the 21st century. Gaining unauthorized access into personal smart devices has become increasingly common these days, with this new Linux bug giving hackers access into personal devices through which they can exploit vital information about users that are mainly bank account number for taking out all the money they have saved so far.
A newly discovered flaw that existed in the Linux kernel enabled cyber criminals to gain unauthorized access into your personal android smartphone along with Linux PCs and servers. Read further about BBC’s website hacked down by hackers.
The discoverer of this flaw is called the Perception Point, a security company who labeled this flaw as “CVE-2016-0728” stating that it had manifested within the system for more than 3 years, since the release of Linux kernel version 3.8 in 2013. The team eventually constructed a proof-of-concept who later reported the presence of this flaw to the developers of Linux kernel.
This bug could only provide complete access to the invaders and take full advantage over it. This evil application has the ability to manipulate the main OS of your smart device.
This flaw has the ability to affect tens of thousands of users living in different parts of the world by remotely gaining access to over 66% of all the smart devices you own. There are more than 1.4 billion Android phone users living in different parts of the globe. Find the availability of legal tools available online for hacking.
According to this security company, they still have not seen any practical implications of this flaw and nobody has ever truly exploited this yet. However, as long as this flaw pertains, millions of users’ personal information is at great risk from hackers.