Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Mar 2012 00:35 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Due to their very nature, custom Android ROMs have root enabled by default. Up until relatively recently, installing custom Android ROMs was a thing geeks did, and as such, this wasn't much of a problem. However, over the past few days, I've found out just how easy installing custom ROMs and modifying them really is (I'm running this one until CyanogenMod 9 is ready for the SII), and it seems like more and more regular users are engaging in the practice as well. Suddenly, having root enabled becomes a security liability.
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RE[3]: unknown sources
by Soulbender on Sat 17th Mar 2012 09:51 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: unknown sources"
Soulbender
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So how does the user get root access to enable root access?
My point is that somewhere there's a means by which to get root access so that you can enable root access. That mechanism could be exploited by rogue apps.

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