The flaw was recently patched in Android’s February Security Bulletin.
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The December security update stomped out critical denial-of-service (DoS) and remote-code-execution (RCE) vulnerabilities in the Android operating system.
The flaw can allow hackers to take over typical device functions like sending messages and taking photos because users think malicious activity is a mobile app they use regularly.
The company expanded its Android bug bounty program as one of several recent moves to ramp up mobile security.
Check Point researchers found that hundreds of marquee Android mobile apps still contain vulnerabilities that allow remote code-execution even if users update.
Flaw impacts 18 Android models including Google’s flagship Pixel handset as well as phones made by Samsung, Huawei and Xiaomi.
Google is looking to battle the malicious apps – and apps abusing user data – on Google Play by improving its bug-bounty program arsenal.