During the PacSec conference in Tokyo at the Pwn2Own contest, a security researcher named Guang Gong showed how, through a failure of Google Chrome, you can take full control of the operating system Android.
The biggest problem with this threat is that it is large enough to allow bad-intentioned people to invade a smartphone or tablet through access to a single malicious link.
Here is the big problem in making this news secret: hackers with bad intentions might start their work to exploit Chrome users, but soon after the vulnerability was discovered, the Google team product manager started the developer’s teamwork to solve the vulnerability.
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The control is limited to Chrome and the storage drives, the gallery, and the camera the hackers can use in this vulnerability.
As a reward for his discovery, Gong won a trip to the CanSecWest conference in 2016 and will likely get great prize money awarded by Google. A company member was in the presentation in which the failure was exposed and already hinted at the company, which is currently working on ways to correct it.
Now the vulnerability is solved by the team, and the Google Chrome team head implies thank you note to Gong.