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[fakeapp android]This hugely popular Android app could have exposed your web history and texts

  However, according to one security expert, it could also hand hugely personal details including full web history over to hackers. Sergey Toshin, from cyber threat firm Oversecured, has exposed a vulnerability within the Google app that could offer thieves a convenient way to steal data from a device. The flaw was disclosed in his blog post.

  All hackers would need to do is get Android fans to install a fake app on their devices which, once opened, would set about infiltrating the Google app and steal all of the personal data held within it.

  As Toshin explains, “While securing pre-installed apps on Android devices, we discovered persistent arbitrary code execution in the Google app. This could have allowed any app installed on the same device to steal arbitrary data from it, for example, accessing a Google account, user’s search history, voice assistant interaction data, mail from Gmail, and to intercept app rights, including access to read and send SMS messages, contacts, call history (as well as making and receiving calls), calendar, microphone, camera, location, Bluetooth and NFC.”

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