Spy bug discovered in about 900 million smartphones

Spy bug discovered in about 900 million smartphones

Security flaws that can give an attacker full unrestricted access to a phone’s data have been found in software used on millions of smart Phones.The bugs were uncovered by the Checkpoint researchers who were looking at software running on chipsets made by Qualcomm a US firm.According to the company, Qualcomm processors are found in about 900 million Android phones,however, there is no current evidence of the vulnerabilities being used in attacks by cyber criminals.Michael Shaulov, head of mobility product management at Checkpoint commented that “I’m pretty sure you will see these vulnerabilities being used in the next three to four months”.

Affected devices included:

BlackBerry Priv and Dtek50

Blackphone 1 and Blackphone 2

Google Nexus 5X, Nexus 6 and Nexus 6P

HTC One, HTC M9 and HTC 10

LG G4, LG G5, and LG V10

New Moto X by Motorola

OnePlus One, OnePlus 2 and OnePlus 3

US versions of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung S7 Edge

Sony Xperia Z Ultra​


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