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Millions of Android devices have flawed full disk encryption

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Hackers can use brute force to break into tens of millions of Android devices using full disk encryption, thanks to a series of security issues linked specifically to Android kernel flaws and Qualcomm processors,Neowin reports. The vulnerabilities were uncovered by security researcherGal Beniamini, who is working with Google and Qualcomm to patch the problems -- and some of the flaws have already been addressed. However, a few of the issues may not be patchable, instead requiring new hardware, the report says.

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