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Simple Text Puts Most Android Phones At Risk For Hacks

Android phones could be hacked via an incoming text message.
Android phones could be hacked via an incoming text message. Photo Credit: Flickr

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Security experts have found a software vulnerability that could expose all Android users to malicious software via a simple text, according to CNet.

Hackers could gain complete control of a user's cell phone by sending a text, allowing them to steal vital information like passwords, personal information, or credit card numbers, CNet reported.

In 2014 alone, more than 1 billion Android devices were shipped worldwide, CNet said.

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