Linked by David Adams on Sun 9th Nov 2008 16:50 UTC, submitted by Hakime
Bugs & Viruses There's a bug in Android that crosses over from the realm of serious into self-parody: "It turns out the bug in Android I wrote about yesterday was worse than we thought. When the phone booted it started up a command shell as root and sent every keystroke you ever typed on the keyboard from then on to that shell. Thus every word you typed, in addition to going to the foreground application would be silently and invisibly interpreted as a command and executed with superuser privileges. Wow!"
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RE[2]: It's actually pretty cool
by helf on Mon 10th Nov 2008 00:11 UTC in reply to "RE: It's actually pretty cool"
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can you not normally get to root on your android powered phone? I guess you could set it up now so that you could get root access with ease and then update the phone when they release a fix and keep your changes.

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