Home ministry alerts on Android bug ‘StrandHogg’ vulnerable to cyberattack

  • The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) sent an alert to all States warning about a bug in Android operating system (OS) called ‘StrandHogg’.
  • It is a real-time malware application which would pose as genuine applications and access all the users’ data.  All android device versions including latest android version 10, are vulnerable to this bug.

Key Point:

  • Promon, a Norwegian firm specializing in In-App protection, found proof of this android vulnerability which they call it as ‘StrandHogg’.
  • The information about this bug was shared by Threat Analytical Unit (TAU), Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) of MoHA.

About Android:

  • Fact-Android is a mobile operating system based on a modified version of the Linux kernel (operating system kernel) designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices.
  • Initial launch-September 23, 2008.
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