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Avira Vulnerability Checker (our newest app for Android)
08-21-2015, 04:23 AM,
Avira Vulnerability Checker (our newest app for Android) Avira Vulnerability Checker: our newest app for Android
By: Iulia Mazilu in Company, Threats August 20, 2015

Our Mobile Development Team releases new App that checks your Android device for potential vulnerabilities.
Avira Android Vulnerability Checker

We told you in yesterday’s blog entry about the serialization vulnerability that affects 6 in 10 Android devices. Also known as “One Class To Rule Them All“, the exploit was discovered by a group of researchers at IBM who prove that it is possible for evil-witted guys to mischievously replace an Android application you trust with something that resembles it but is meant to cause you harm instead.
Avira Vulnerability Checker for your Android

Avira Vulnerability Checker for AndroidIn order for you to check if your Android device can become a target against this type of attacks, we created a new app called Avira Vulnerability Checker. The app is free, it takes less than 1 minute to download and perform the check up on your mobile device and… it is already available for download in the Google Play Store.

Once installed, the application evaluates whether the Android OS on your device is vulnerable against the 0-day deserialization exploit.

This CVE (common vulnerabilities and exploits) refers to a “hole” in one of Android’s framework classes – OpenSSLX509Certificate – which allows attackers (by having non-transient, non-static, not overridden properties) to inject malicious code on your device. This allows them to gain more privileges which can ultimately be used to replace or install other apps on the end-user’s device.

Avira Vulnerability Checker: New App checks if your Android device is vulnerable to attacks.

As the exploit lies within the Android OS Avira advises you to download applications from trusted sources and/or developers in order to minimize the risk of being attacked.
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