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Even though mobile devices are becoming more popular than ever before, there are still systemic risks. Mainly the Android operating system seems vulnerable to more attacks than ever before. Dirty Cow, a new vulnerability discovered this week, may affect a lot of Bitcoin users as well. One can never be too careful when dealing with finances.
It is not the first time a new Android vulnerability is discovered. Given the sheer popularity of this mobile operating system, hackers have been attracted to this platform since day one. But this new Dirty Cow vulnerability has security experts particularly concerned. Unlike other exploits, this particular bug can cause a significant shock wave all over the world.
Dirty Cow Is A Threat To Bitcoin Users
What is rather strange is how this vulnerability is native to the Linux OS. Back in 2007, Dirty Cow was announced as a Linux vulnerability, and there was never a proper fix for the solution. Fast forward to today and the vulnerability is still present in Android, which is built on top of Linux.
Regarding mobile security, Dirty Cow is a major concern. Hackers exploiting this vulnerability can modify the copy-on-write cache provided by the OS Read more ... source: NewsBTC USA
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