Researchers warn of a Weakness security flaw for Android phones

You might not ever have heard of a digital signal processor, but there’s a good chance you’ve reaped the benefits of one on your phone. These processors, described as a “complete computer in a single chip,” are the reason phones can fully charge within five minutes or launch augmented reality for games like Pokemon Go.  

The chip’s wide range of possibilities, however, mean it’s ripe for abuse from hackers, warn researchers at Check Point, a cybersecurity firm. In a Defcon presentation scheduled for Friday, researcher Slava Makkaveev is expected to demonstrate how these processors are essentially gateways for attackers to get control over Android devices. 

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