December 29, 2014 at 12:57 pm #4327
The SOP (Same Origin Policy) vulnerability in Android discovered by Rafay Baloch, a White Hat Hacker from Pakistan at the beginning of September 2014. Google then issued a fix to address the vulnerability on latest and older android smartphones, but still millions of android devices are vulnerable for this attack. Hackers can now exploit the android device using this vulnerability to hack facebook account of victims. SOP vulnerability exists on Android Web Browser in devices running below Android OS 4.4 Kitkat.
So how to protect your device from being compromised by hackers using SOP Vulnerability? Well, the only option is to disable the default “Android Browser” from your device. You cannot uninstall the android browser, but it is possible to disable it to prevent being victimized temporarily till Google issues a fix for SOP Vulnerability.
Go to “Settings – Apps – All” to access the list of apps installed and running in your android device. Select the “Browser” and Disable it to disable the Android browser.