Almost all Android phones are at risk of attack – what to do

A major security flaw affecting almost all Android smartphones has been discovered, which could potentially allow hackers to remotely access and control a smartphone’s camera and microphone.

The bug, discovered by Check Point Research, found a vulnerability in the audio decoders on Qualcomm and MediaTek chips; an unprivileged Android app could then use this security hole to change its privileges, then access a user’s camera and microphone and intercept their communications.