And This Is Why Your Android Is Wack…


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The battle between Android’s and iPhone’s has been a constant ongoing battle between users and cell phone providers and, according to research published this week, the plot continues to thicken.

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In a research study found yesterday, Android phones can get infected by merely receiving a picture via text message. The problem comes from the way Android phones analyze incoming messages. Even before you open a message, the phone automatically processes incoming media files, including pictures, audio or video, which means a malware-laden file can start infecting the phone as soon as it’s received.

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This sounds a lot like the recent Apple text hack, except the only difference is that a text message with just the right characters could freeze an iPhone or force it to restart. This Android flaw is worse, because a hacker could gain complete control of the phone by wiping the device, accessing apps or secretly turning on the camera.

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