Bug In Android Allows A new vulnerability that has affected the Bluetooth connectivity system of Android devices allows cybercriminals to take full control of mobile phones remotely provided they have Bluetooth enabled.
In November 2019, researchers from the cybersecurity company ERNW discovered a vulnerability, called CVE-2020-0022. The company informed Google that this security flaw that affects devices carrying Android 8.0, 8.1 Oreo and Android 9.0 Pie systems.
One of the great dangers of this vulnerability is that the attacker does not need to interact with the mobile phone in order to infect it. You only need to obtain the MAC address – 48-digit number that identifies a device – from the Bluetooth of the Android mobile
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In this way, cybercriminals can take full control and access the personal data of the device, charging code remotely as long as the device keeps the Bluetooth connected.
The company warned Google of the vulnerability in November last year, and it was last week when the owner of Android has extended the patch in the February 2020 security update, so users are encouraged to update their devices as soon as possible. before and only activate Bluetooth when necessary.
Previous ‘software’ versions could also have this vulnerability, although since ERNW they have not yet verified it, while in the devices that carry Android 10, the latest available version of this program, this fault cannot be exploited.