Nasty bug allows hackers to take over many Android phones. Here’s what you can do.
A new report from Google has uncovered some serious security risks on certain Android devices. The report details 18 severe vulnerabilities on Samsung’s Exynos chips that could allow remote attackers to take control of devices.
Google has advised all users of affected devices to take action to protect themselves, including turning off VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling features. The company is also working with Samsung to patch the vulnerabilities.
This is just the latest in a long line of reports about serious security flaws on Android devices. In recent years, we’ve seen reports of Stagefright, QuadRooter, and other major vulnerabilities that have put millions of users at risk.
It’s clear that Android is in need of a major security overhaul. Google has made some progress with its Project Zero initiative, but there’s still a long way to go. In the meantime, users need to be vigilant about protecting themselves from these sorts of risks.
If you’re using an affected device, be sure to follow Google’s advice and take action to protect yourself. And even if you’re not using an affected device, it’s a good idea to stay up to date on the latest security threats and take steps to protect your device.