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Blackphone Hacked Finally

Blackphone as the most secure Android phone we could get. That claim may have been upended, as a hacker  @TeamAndIRC has gained root access using the Android Debugging Bridge (ADB).

The hack allowed root access to the phone – and was performed on stage at the DEF CON security conference.TeamAndIRC found three vulnerabilities according to Tweaktown although each had its own weakness. One required an unpatched version of PrivatOS and another required direct user interaction.

Blackphone said it is perhaps not as big of a disaster as it sounds: the company underplayed getting access through ADB, claiming it is just a part of the Android OS that the firm opted to turn off, and that a patch is on the way.

The root access was gained without access to the bootloader, too. Those who don’t consider an OS layer to add security to Android will have a field day with this, but nonetheless. Blackphone still may be the most secure open-source smartphone around.

Author Venkatesh Yalagandula Follow us Google + and Facebook and Twitter