A team of academics from three different universities and two private companies have just discovered a new vulnerability that affects almost every Android device since 2012. The vulnerability is known as RAMpage, and it could be used to gain complete control over the device.

Android ION is a subsystem which manages how memory is allocated, specifically between apps and the operating system. Google introduce this system in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to consolidate the memory management system implemented by each system-on-a-chip. At the time, there were three major players: Qualcomm, TI… more


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