We’re looking at this article from Check Point Research, titled “Man-in-the-Disk: A New Attack Surface for Android Apps,” published August 12, 2018, which suggests that several Google apps — including Google Translate and Google Voice Typing — had the same vulnerability.
“We found that the developers failed to validate the integrity of data read from the External Storage. As such, our team was able to compromise certain files required by these apps, resulting in the crash of each of these applications,” wrote Check Point.
Epic suggests Google didn’t bother to publicize these issues the way it publicized the Epic flaw, instead just quietly fixing those apps.
And with that, we’re done for the day.
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