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SingCert: Beware of major Android flaw that could lock users out of smartphones

[SINGAPORE] The authorities have put up a security advisory online warning Google Android smartphone and tablet users to be wary of downloading media files sent via MMS, or multimedia messages.

A major Android operating system flaw allows hackers to take control of users' smartphones simply by sending an MMS, said the Singapore Computer Emergency Response Team (SingCert), a unit of Singapore's newly set up Cyber Security Agency.

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