June 29, 2022



Nasty Android flaw allowed hackers to hijack devices via audio files — how Apple is involved

2 min read

If you have an Android phone with a Qualcomm or MediaTek chipset (this semiconductor duo supplies 95% of U.S. Android devices), your device was vulnerable to a gnarly flaw that allowed hackers to hijack it.

According to Check Point investigators, this bug stems from the Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC). You may be wondering, “What does Apple have to do with an Android vulnerability?”

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