A serious security flaw has been discovered on Android smartphones which allows hackers to remotely wipe them just by sending an SMS or getting a user to visit a URL.
The security flaw was exposed at the Ekoparty security conference in Argentina overnight by Ravi Borgaonkar (click here for Youtube video of the demonstration), a researcher with the telecommunications department at the Technical University of Berlin, and Fairfax Media has confirmed it affects many Australian phones.
An Australian security expert, Paul Ducklin, from the security firm Sophos, said the flaw served as a “wake up call” to users who didn’t back up their smartphones.
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