A new security flaw has been found in Android devices, which, according to researchers, could allow scammers to perform denial of service attacks and disable the smartphones for a period of time. This is one of the many things that highlight a company's need for mobile device management.

Researchers at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the University of Genoa, Italy, found this exploit and said it may allow "a malicious application to force the system to fork an unbounded number of processes … thereby mounting a Denial-of-Service (DoS) attack that makes the device totally unresponsive. Rebooting the device does not necessarily help as a (very) malicious application can make herself launched [sic] at boot-time."

Al Sacco writes on CIO.com that the many Android security flaws means there is a bulls-eye on the Android operating system. These devices should be used carefully in business, as Sacco points out that hackers may be able to find a security hole before it can be taken care of.

The Next Web said due to this exploit, there will be a fix from Google in the next Android update. Companies should be sure to secure themselves and employees with a mobile device management program.