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QuadRooter definition

QuadRooter is a group of four vulnerabilities on Android devices with Qualcomm chipsets. In affected devices, the graphics driver has privileged access to other processes, giving hackers a way to gain root access and control the camera, microphone, and other systems.

Popular devices vulnerable to QuadRooter

  • BlackBerry Priv
  • Blackphone 1, Blackphone 2
  • Google Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P
  • HTC One, HTC M9, HTC 10
  • LG G4, LG G5, LG V10
  • Motorola Moto X
  • OnePlus One, OnePlus 2, OnePlus 3
  • Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung S7 Edge
  • Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Stopping QuadRooter

  • The vulnerabilities were closed by Qualcomm patches and Android security updates.