On its official website, CERT warned of ‘multiple vulnerabilities’ which, if not mitigated, could allow cyber attackers to gain access to the phone and steal sensitive information. Hence, the current solution is to update applications directly through the Play Store, and users also need to check if the Android OS update is available.
According to a recently published report CERT-In has found many bugs in the Android operating system. These security flaws make it easier for hackers to do their job and have the potential to give hackers more access to your phone. This can pose a lot of risks, including access to sensitive information on the user’s device, remote code activation, etc.
According to the CERT-IN report, these security flaws can affect Android devices running on Android 11, Android 12 and Android 13. Apart from that, users using tablets and foldables with Android 12L-based OS are also at risk. These bugs are related to bugs in the framework, system, Google Play system, Qualcomm components and Qualcomm closed-source components.
How to keep safe…?
Android users are advised to update their devices to keep their devices safe. Also, users should promptly apply any security updates/patches available from the manufacturer company of this device. These updates also improve security by fixing bugs in the device. There are quite a few million people using Android phones in the country. So this risk can also affect a lot of people in India. So caution is necessary. It is also a good practice to download applications only from trusted sources.