Google issues warning about specially crafted PNGs

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DEyncourt
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Google issues warning about specially crafted PNGs

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"Android phones can be hacked remotely by viewing malicious PNG image".

While the warning certainly does not apply to every PNG and this problem remains only theoretical, Google knows that it is only a matter of time before someone takes advantage of this vulnerability. The company is urging that Android users with Nougat (7.0), Oreo (8.0) and even Pie (9.0) should update as soon as possible when available.
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Pariah
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Curious. What PNG libs is Google using?
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