Nearly three million Android handsets are vulnerable to attacks that could secretly install malware

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According to a report published today, nearly three million Android handsets are vulnerable to man-in-the middle-attacks that could turn over full control of the handsets to hackers. The affected phones are currently residing in various regions of the world with the U.S. the number one location. The attack hits at root level and sends device information and more to a server in China, and to two domain names that were hard-wired into the affected handset’s firmware.

Security firm BitSight Technologies registered the two domain names and control them. Since taking over these two domain names, …