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‘Master key’ that can hack every Android phone

gadgets Updated: Jul 06, 2013 00:07 IST

A ‘master key’ has been reportedly discovered by a security research firm which could potentially give cyber attackers access to almost every Android phone.

According to BBC, security research firm BlueBox has discovered the loophole which is present in every version of the Android operating system released since 2009.

The bug emerges as a result of the way Android handles cryptographic verification of the programs installed on the phone Android uses the cryptographic signature as a way to check that an app or program is legitimate and to ensure it has not been tampered with.