The API documentation of Google has observed that an apps designed against Android 4.1 SDK is subjected to hackers attack, as they can easily manipulate the host application in malicious ways , therefore running java codes with the permission of host application.
On Android phones, many free apps use WebView to load HTML pages. If those HTML contents can be misinterpreted manually or by using some harmful Java scripts, then the WebView is bound to obey the hacker’s instructions.
As per the reports published by MWR Labs, a web security company, at the end of last year, it was found that a large number of SDK’s used by publishing and advertising networks are prone to the attacks. The company has carried out researches on several advertising network SDK’s and concluded that the bridges built in them are exposed for severe attacks. However, few advertising network SDK’s derived from advertising networks, from their recent editions, were found to be free from cyber threats.
The apps of old versions found in ‘Google Play Store’ are found to be vulnerable to the attacks.
If a person is watching a Hollywood movie on your favorite Google Glass, it might wonder that is his privacy is secured. However, the reality is different as government agents or hackers can easily access his Android Phone or Google Glass to get confidential information.