- Oct 6, 2011
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An alarming new bug dubbed "Quadroroot" affects more than 900Million Devices. The security bug in Qualcomm chips can be used by an attacker to auto-root your device and gain complete access. The flaw is a 4 part hole in Qualcomm's security. Three of the holes have already been patched, but the patch for the final flaw wasn't submitted to Qualcomm in time for the last round of patches so it has been left wide open. The next update won't arrive for a few weeks and so far there has been no word from Google or Qualcomm as to whether or not a quick fix will be released to close the hole. For now it is unclear if anyone has been able to create an actual exploit for this particular bug. Some devices that include the flaw are the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Htc One M9, HTC 10, Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge and more.
Update: After speaking with a Security Expert, "Quadrooter" seems to be another hypbeast click inducing name for what amounts to a typical root exploit. There are 4 different bugs to contend with here. Many of these have already been patched, and none of these allow for complete control of your device.