How to Check If Your Android Phone is Open to Vulnerabilities

You may have heard about recent security flows on Android smartphones, such as Stagefright, QuadRooter, Towelroot, Mediaserver, Keyrings, USSD exploit, Master key exploit, etc. Though Google patches most of them, many devices still open to these vulnerabilities. Since all these are critical and pose threat to your personal details and accounts, you should check if your Android phone is open to these vulnerabilities.

There are various tools to check vulnerabilities on Android phone and the ‘Norton Halt Exploit Defender’ from the famous security venture Symantec lets you check all these vulnerabilities. If you give prime importance to your personal data and account information, you might like ‘Norton Halt’ app for Android. It is very easy to use and quickly identify a dozens of know vulnerabilities.

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Norton Halt can test your Android device for QuadRooter vulnerability, Towelroot vulnerability, Mediaserver vulnerability, Keyrings vulnerability, Stagefright vulnerability, Lock Screen Bypass vulnerability, Serialization vulnerability, Android Browser SOP vulnerability, Apache Cordova vulnerability, Fake ID vulnerability, Root Access vulnerability, Master Key exploit, Hidden Device Administrator exploit and the USSD exploit.

However, note that, ‘Norton Halt’ will not fix all these vulnerabilities in any way, except USSD exploit. It protect USSD exploit by processing all the USSD codes through the Norton Halt app before some of these malicious codes can do some damage to your device.

How to Check If Your Android Phone is Open to Vulnerabilities With Norton Halt

1. Install Norton Halt app from Play store here and launch it.

2. You will see a list of vulnerabilities with a Scan/Check button under each vulnerability.

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3. Just tap on the Scan/Check button. It will scan your device for the presence of threat and show the result.

To fix most of these, the only solution to update the device to latest Android version, if an upgrade is available from the device manufacturer. It also suggests installing Norton Mobile Security app for further protection, but it is not a free app.

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.

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