Do You Have An Android Cryptocurrency Wallet? You May Be At Risk

Android Cryptocurrency Wallet
Released yesterday, there is a new vulnerability on about 77 percent of Android Devices that allows the MediaProjection service to capture a user’s audio and screen content activity. Mobile Android cryptocurrency wallet users are being warned as the bug is affecting the Marshmallow, Lollipop, and Nougat platforms. Google is to blame for this risk, due to the release of Lollipop 5.0. Before the release, MediaProjection’s function was only available on system-level apps and through specific release keys. Since the upgrade, all systems are now exposed to this data attack.


When a hacker wants to start recording your screen info, a popup will show up and inform the user. Unfortunately, hackers have found a way to cover it up with a second popup, called “tapjacking.” According to expert hackers on this topic; "Furthermore, the SystemUI pop-up is the only access control mechanism available that prevents the abuse of the MediaProjection service. An attacker could trivially bypass this mechanism by using tapjacking this pop-up using publicly known methods to grant their applications the ability to capture the user’s screen.” Google has resolved this issue with a new update, Oreo (8.0) but all the phones still running on the previous software versions are still at risk. It is entirely possible that cryptocurrency mobile wallet users could get their wallets hacked and money stolen. It is highly encouraged to upgrade to the new Oreo system, as soon as possible. Featured Image: Depositphotos/© dimarik

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