Do you have a smartphone powered by a Qualcomm chip? See if you are in danger. A security breach that could lead to data leaks occurs in up to a third of Android devices!
As reported in a new report by Check Point Research, in Systems Qualcomm A critical error has been detected in the Mobile Station Modem (MSM) interface.
What’s worse, we can find it in up to 30 percent of Android smartphones – that’s a huge risk for all owners of devices with US processors. These systems can be found, among other things like in major producers like Samsung, Xiaomi, Google, LG or OnePlus.
Hackers can use defective Qualcomm modems in many infamous ways – to listen to our conversations, Theft of sensitive dataAs well as implementing malware or unlocking our SIM card.
Moreover, all users who do not regularly update their devices to the latest security measures are of course more vulnerable to attacks.
The patch is now available?
According to Qualcomm itself, the brand has released an update that actually resolves this problem In December 2020Unfortunately, there is still uncertainty about which smartphone manufacturers have actually delivered or will deliver them to their customers, and when they will.
The best thing that users can do in their interest is to update their smartphones to the latest OS version available.