Gaining a Remote Shell on Android

2011-12-20T18:47:11
ID THREATPOST:BDA5BF14CBC9BE622A273995B0BFC319
Type threatpost
Reporter Dennis Fisher
Modified 2018-07-02T19:23:55

Description

The security of Android devices has come under quite a lot of scrutiny in recent months, with researchers identifying various root exploits and permission leaks that could be exploited. In this video, researcher Thomas Cannon of ViaForensics demonstrates a method for setting up a remote shell on an Android device without using any exploits or vulnerabilities. The method works on various versions of Android, up to and including Gingerbread.