Setting this image as wallpaper could soft-brick your phone

Here’s a cool and a bit scary story for you this Sunday morning.

Simply setting this image as wallpaper on your phone could cause it to crash and become unable to boot.

The issue was reported by well-known leaker Ice Universe on Twitter and confirmed by dozens of other users.

Android devices on older firmware exposed to security vulnerability, warns SingCERT

Android devices running on operating system versions 9.0 and earlier — or about 90 per cent of users — may be exposed to a security vulnerability that could allow attackers to hijack an installed application and gain unauthorised access to sensitive data.

4,000 Android Apps Expose Millions Of Passwords, Phone Numbers And Messages

Acquired by Google in 2014, Firebase is a mobile platform that helps users to develop apps quickly and securely. Think of it as the app production platform of choice for vast numbers of developers, taking advantage of the cloud-hosted real-time database that enables easy storage and syncing of data between users. It makes cross-platform collaboration a breeze, brings serverless app development to the masses, and is strong on user-based security.