A vulnerability in Android was discovered by accident by security researcher Pieter Arntz. However, google has not acknowledged this vulnerability.
Android devices do not get out of trouble. The operating system, which was recently on the agenda with security vulnerabilities, is facing a new vulnerability. The vulnerability, accidentally discovered by a cybersecurity researcher, could allow hackers to track your every move.
Google describes the discovered vulnerability as a feature
Malwarebytes researcher Pieter Arntz discovered the vulnerability while his wife was logging in to her google account with her smartphone. But unexpectedly he realized that his wife’s movements could be tracked with the Google Maps Timeline function. Accordingly, due to the vulnerability in the system, there is no need to install additional tracking software to see where another user is.
Arntz explains the vulnerability he discovered: “When we logged into the Play Store, we found out that my Google account had been added to my wife’s phone accounts. Then we noticed the tracking problem. Because of this, we logged out, but even after logging out at google play on my wife’s phone the problem is still not solved.
Arntz said he later reported the vulnerability to Google, stating that the search giant did not accept the vulnerability. According to Google, this is actually a feature, not a vulnerability. While Google doesn’t see this as a bug, Malwarebytes, as one of the founding members of CAS, says it’s a potential bug.
“What Google calls a feature is still a flaw to consider, as it could enable location tracking of someone else’s device,” artnz explains.
What are your thoughts on the subject? Do you think this thing that Google specified as a feature is causing a security breach?