New Android Security App X-Ray Scans for Vulnerabilities
Mobile security has become a major concern both for consumers and for enterprises worried about the integrity of their sensitive data. Part of that worry centers on the security of the apps on mobile devices, something that’s largely unknowable in a lot of cases right now. Duo Security today is releasing a new app called X-Ray that scans Android devices for known vulnerabilities and alerts users to which ones remain unpatched.
X-Ray doesn’t look for malicious apps, as some existing security scanners do, but instead searches for a set of known vulnerabilities in the core Android operating system, some of which have been used in the wild by malware and attackers. Many of the bugs are still unpatched on Android devices sold by the major carriers, and the average, non-technical user likely has little idea that the vulnerabilities exist or what can be done with them.