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Security experts at Zimperium discovered a major flaw in the world's most popular mobile OS.


Is your phone a ticking time bomb? Yes.

Good news, Apple fans! Your sense of superiority is justified for once. It turns out that a major security flaw in Google's Android OS could leave everyone who uses it (80% of the world's smartphone market) vulnerable to hacking. Plus the games aren't as good.

NPR reports that the security experts at Zimperium discovered the flaw in laboratory testing. The key is in text messages: by exploiting the flaw, hackers could send you a text containing a video or some other attachment, which itself contains hidden malware. As soon as you open the attachment, the hackers have total access to your phone. They could add or delete files, or even take over the camera and microphone in order to spy on you. Now that's creepy.

Sources: National Public Radio