Signal Bug Could Have Let Hackers Listen to Android Users Via Microphone


All software has bugs. But there’s an extra sting when that software is something you use to communicate securely.

On Friday, a researcher at Google’s elite vulnerability hunting team Project Zero published details about an issue in the Android version of Signal. The bug allowed a hacker to phone a target device, and the call would be answered without the recipient needing to even accept the call, essentially letting the hacker listen-in on the victim.

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