Google: Turn off VoLTE, Wi

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As Samsung Exynos chipsets are becoming increasingly popular in flagship Android smartphones, Google’s Project Zero has discovered 18 severe vulnerabilities that could allow remote code execution.

The vulnerabilities affect the baseband processor, which is responsible for handling all cellular communications, and range from the ability to track and eavesdrop on phone calls and text messages, to infecting devices with malicious code simply by sending a text message.

While many of the vulnerabilities require physical access to the device or being on the same Wi-Fi network, some can be exploited remotely.

The majority of the vulnerabilities were discovered in the Samsung Galaxy S20 lineup, but other devices such as the Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy S10, Galaxy A50, and Galaxy A70 are also affected.

While Samsung has already patched some of the vulnerabilities, others are still pending. In the meantime, Google is advising all users of affected devices to disable VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling, as well as update to the latest security patches as soon as they become available.

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