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Applications can open up remote root access on G1 Phone



Applications can open up remote root access on G1 Phone
Applications can open up remote root access on G1 Phone



Hi,

Google Android applications on the T-Mobile G1 can spawn a telnetd
that gives remote root access to your phone:

http://www.android-unleashed.com/2008/11/howto-get-root-on-your-android-g1-and.html 

This particular method needs user interaction, but a rogue Android app
could easily run telnetd automatically.  Android apps are not normally
granted this sort of permission, and granting root is not supposed to
even be possible.

-jim

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