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While initiatives are continuously launched one after another, there are still limitations that can be potentially exploited in an operating system like Android. This Android vulnerability has been given the "zero-day' status and has allowed hackers to exploit at least eighteen smartphones".

Some of the mobiles listed here are very popular nowadays which makes this riskier, since it extends to the possibility of widespread surveillance being enforced, through Android.

"Xiaomi, Samsung, Google Pixel Smartphones Can Be Hacked Via Remote Access; No Security Patch Available", 5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.

According to XDA, Google will be creating requirements for OEMs working on Android. By exploiting the bug, a bad actor can gain complete control over a smartphone.

Controversial Israeli spyware vendor NSO Group is believed to be exploiting the bug, Google said. This company has often been criticized for exploiting bugs and selling zero-days to governments.

James Harden, Russell Westbrook show support for Chinese fans
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The shocking fact as stated by Google that it's already been used by Israel's surveillance agency, the NSO Group, who might be offering its services to the government itself or to officially backed agencies.

Stone also said the flaw (CVE-2019-2215) has several methods of exploit. From various Google apps like Duo and Play Books to Gmail, Google has been getting dark mode rolled out to users worldwide.

Kernel privilege escalation using a use-after-free vulnerability, accessible from inside the Chrome sandbox.
"The vulnerability is exploitable in Chrome's renderer processes under Android's "isolated_app" SELinux domain, leading to us suspecting Binder as the vulnerable component".

The Android Security Patch for October 2019 comes accompanied by the Pixel Update, which contains fixed for three security vulnerabilities affecting the Android framework and Qualcomm components, as well as a bunch of functional patches for all supported Pixel phones, including Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL. "Additionally, a patch has been made available to partners in order to ensure the Android ecosystem is protected against this issue".

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