Google denies an Android vulnerability

Google denies an Android vulnerability

Malwarebytes researcher Pieter Arntz discovered the vulnerability while his wife was logging into her Google account with her smartphone. However, unexpectedly, he realized that his wife’s movements could be tracked with the Google Maps Timeline feature. Accordingly, thanks to the vulnerability in the system, there is no need to install an additional tracking software to see where another user is.

Pieter Arntz, a security researcher, uncovered an Android vulnerability by mistake. Google, on the other hand, has not acknowledged this flaw. Android smartphones do not escape difficulties. The operating system, which has recently been plagued by security flaws, is now vulnerable to a new one. A cybersecurity researcher accidentally uncovered the weakness, which might allow hackers to follow all of your movements. Google refers to the disclosed flaw as a feature.

Highlights

  • Arntz explains the vulnerability he discovered: “When we logged in to the Play Store, we learned that my Google account was added to my wife’s phone accounts. Then we noticed the tracking issue. Because of this, we logged out, but even after logging out of Google Play on my wife’s phone, the problem is still not resolved. Saying that he later reported the vulnerability to Google, Arntz stated that the search giant did not accept the vulnerability. According to Google, this is actually a feature, not a vulnerability. Although Google doesn’t see this as a bug, Malwarebytes, as one of the founding members of CAS, states that it is a potential flaw. What are your thoughts on the subject? Do you think this thing that Google has specified as a feature creates any security breach?