275 Million Android Phones Exposed to New Hack, Security Firm Says

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If you use a phone with Android operating system, you should think twice before visiting any fishy-looking websites. Even if they promise just cute kitten videos.

Some 275 million Android phones are vulnerable to an attack that uses infected online video files to spy on the devices, according to a research paper by cyber security firm NorthBit.

 The attack works on Android versions 2.2 ­to 4.0 and 5.0 to 5.1.
The attack works on Android versions 2.2 ­to 4.0 and 5.0 to 5.1, according to thehackernews.com.

As seen in the video NorthBit provided, all the user has to do is visit a website that contains an infected video file, although the victim “has to linger for a time in the attack web page,” the paper reads. That time can be up to two minutes, but it can also be just a few seconds.

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