It’s been about six months since I reported a vulnerability in the
Android mobile platform that allowed the unprompted installation of
arbitrary applications with arbitrary permissions on a victim’s device.
While the vulnerability has long been fixed on Android handsets around
the world, I’ve yet to write up any technical details about it, and it’s
unlikely you’ve heard of it unless you were present at our ShmooCon presentation earlier this year. So without further ado, let’s dive into “When Angry Birds attack: Android edition.”