QuadRooter Malware Affecting Android Powered By Qualcomm Chipsets

A new malware has been discovered by some researchers at Check Point. According to source, this malware is affecting Android devices powered by Qualcomm chipsets. This malware is currently affecting over 900 million Android smartphones and has 4 vulnerabilities. This malware is known as QuadRooter which also affects devices running Google's mobile operating system, including Samsung's latest Galaxy S7 flagships as well as the BlackBerry DTEK50, which is claimed to be "the world's most secured Android smartphone."

If your device is infected by this QuadRooter malware, the malware will give full control of your device to the owner of the malware. The attacker will have full access to your data, files and documents. It will always prompt you to download malicious apps which doesn't require any special permission which will also expose your phone more to the attacker.

Though Qualcomm has been alerted about these loopholes about their drivers early April this year 2016. The chipmaker says that all the bugs were fixed at its end and patches were handed over to customers. While fix for three vulnerabilities have already made it to recent Android monthly security updates released by Google, one is still outstanding - it'll be be included in the September update.


Recently, Check Point released a free Android app on Google Playstore to scan your Android device if its infected by QuadRooter malware. The app is live on playstore and its free. You can download it Here.

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