Sunday, June 13

Android Vulnerability, Millions of Android Phones Under Threat

A new vulnerability emerging in Android phones has literally stirred the air. 30% of phones all over the world are under threat due to the vulnerability in Qualcomm Modem Interface.

Phones with Qualcomm Snapdragon processors are in great danger. Due to a vulnerability revealed by a cyber security firm, many phones are at risk of being intercepted. There is a serious problem due to the processor in almost every flagship phone released in 2021. Modems on Qualcomm processors preferred by brands such as Samsung, Xiaomi, OnePlus cause security vulnerabilities.

With this vulnerability, cyber hackers can infiltrate your text messages, record and listen to your phone calls, and break your SIM card locks. Due to the mobile station modem in many of the new phones, almost every phone with Qualcomm modem is under threat. According to a report by a research firm called Check Point Research, Qualcomm closed more than 400 security vulnerabilities in November 2020, but it was determined that this new vulnerability was caused by the “mobile station modem”.

Android Vulnerability Millions of Android Phones Under Threat

Includes mobile station modem, Snapdragon 888 5G

Many business people are also in danger due to the Snapdragon 888 5G, which is included in all of the biggest flagship phones of 2021. Those who generally prefer flagship phones are people with high income. For this reason, serious problems are expected in terms of privacy. It is not yet clear when and how the vulnerability included in the June general Android Security Bulletin under CVE-2020-11292 will be closed.

It has been reported that Google will try to close the gap in the new Android update to be released in June 2021. However, it may happen that many people have been hacked within an average of 1 month. Qualcomm recommended that consumers contact phone manufacturers to get a security update. Of course, it is not clear what kind of security update will be coming to which devices at the moment.

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