Google Pixel exploit reverses edited elements of screenshots

Google Pixel 7 home screen
Photograph by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

A safety flaw affecting the Google Pixel’s default screenshot enhancing utility, Markup, permits pictures to turn into partially “unedited,” probably revealing the non-public info customers selected to cover, as noticed earlier by 9to5Google and Android Police. The vulnerability, which was found by reverse engineers Simon Aaarons and David Buchanan, has since been patched by Google however nonetheless has widespread implications for the edited screenshots shared previous to the replace.

As detailed in a thread Aaarons posted on Twitter, the aptly-named “aCropalypse” flaw makes it attainable for somebody to partially get better PNG screenshots edited in Markup. That features eventualities the place somebody might have used the software to crop or scribble out their identify,…

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