StrandHogg 2.0 flaw allows hackers to hijack almost any Android app

Keumars Afifi-Sabet reports:

Google has patched a critical vulnerability, resembling 2019’s infamous StrandHogg flaw, that allows hackers to hijack almost any app on the Android mobile operating system.

The flaw, assigned CVE-2020-0096, has been dubbed StrandHogg 2.0 due to the similarities with the original flaw discovered in December. The successor allows for broader attacks and is far more difficult to detect, rendering it, in effect, an “evil twin”, according to Promon researchers.

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