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: G1 phone
by sakeniwefu on Mon 10th Nov 2008 10:18 UTC in reply to "G1 phone"
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2008-02-26

If the root filesystem has the standard tools typing <enter>cat<enter> should protect anyone for the rest of the session and until they update the OS.

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