Root exploit for Gingerbread paves way for GingerMaster malware

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A malicious piece of malware has been discovered for devices powered by Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread, giving the hacker the ability to take complete control of the smartphone remotely. Dubbed GingerMaster, this malware is hidden inside of an infected app. Once you boot that app and the exploit is launched, it gains root privileges, attempting to install a root shell into the system partition.

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