Re: Time to decide?
It's difficult for an exploit to get persistent root if your Android's running SELinux, which all Androids on or above 4.4 do.
Yeah, but that doesn't make for very good headlines!
The Dirty COW is yet another example of an exploit that depends as much on social engineering as it does on the coding. Not trying to downplay the threat in any way but this vulnerability affects a small percentage of a huge market. There are reasons for Russia being targeted over say the UK and even the banks are waking up to the need to implement at least something that looks bit more like security in their apps.