Bad things can occur to a such Android device without any activity from the owner. In order to seize control of your device, a hacker need only send you a text file containing malicious code and can then take control whether you respond to that sent file or not. The hacker has pretty much complete control over the device, including camera and audio recording functions and the phone’s data. Given the structure of the current cell phone industry, Google itself can’t really get the patch to customers who need it. This should be a task for manufacturers and it could take months to happen. “If you’re part of any of the various parties that ship derivative versions of Android that might be affected, we encourage you to reach out to obtain the patches from us directly,” Joshua Drake said.