The infamous Master Key is making rounds again after a second vulnerability was found in Android.
You don’t know what the Master Key vulnerability is? You have come to the right place to learn about it.
A research group called Bluebox Security, announced that the Android OS was vulnerable since version 1.6, with a bug which a hacker can exploit and convert genuine apps to malware. And the malware could create a botnet or steal precious data from the infected devices.That’s not all, the bigger problem was almost every Android device was reported to be vulnerable. That includes nearly 900 million devices.
Reports also included that Google was aware of this security flaw since February and that they have already patched it up on their side. Basically this patch ensures that the Play Store is devoid of such malicious apps.
CyanogenMod also updated their ROMs from 10.1 to 10.1.1 to patch the OS from this serious vulnerability. But there were reports of a second vulnerability of a similar kind. Fortunately Google has already released a patch for it and so have the CyanogenMod team.
Here is what they posted on Google+
CM 10.1.2 – Yet another security update
Some of you may have noticed some details emerging yesterday about a new apk-level issue in Android (bug 9695860) . Google has already released a patch for it, so 10.1.2 is a minor upgrade on top of 10.1.1 to add that change.
Even though it’s minor, all users running 10.1.0.x or 10.1.1 are advised to upgrade. Stay safe!
So if you have an older version of CM running on your device, update it to 10.1.2 from their website.
Thanks to CyanogenMod