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Why QuadRooter Is No More Scary Than Hundreds of Other Android Flaws

Among the myriad security disclosures that came out of last week’s Black Hat and DefCon security events was one about a new Android flaw dubbed QuadRooter by security firm Check Point. While QuadRooter (a set of four security vulnerabilities affecting Android devices built using Qualcomm chipsets) is real, it likely doesn’t represent new vulnerabilities that are any more exploitable than the more than 100 other Qualcomm driver vulnerabilities that Google has patched in Android already in 2016.