Google has warned users of Android phones about a series of dangerous electronic flaws that allow hackers to access their phones and browse their content.
Security vulnerabilities affect Samsung phones and Google Pixel 6 and 7 phones, in addition to cars that use the Exynos Auto T5123 chipset, according to a report by the company’s “Project Zero” security research team, published by The Sun newspaper.
The 4 worst cyber flaws allow hackers to gain access to devices through the phone number alone and without any user interaction, also known as “remote code execution from the Internet to the baseband”.
In addition, the company asked Android users to turn off “Wi-Fi” and “Voice-over-LTE” calls in the settings to protect themselves from exposure to hacking, and owners of Pixel phones have already received a security update for the fix.
The team appealed to all users to update their devices as soon as possible, to ensure that they run the latest versions that fix both detected and undisclosed security vulnerabilities.
14 security vulnerabilities
And the company decided to delay the disclosure of the four security vulnerabilities that allow the Internet to execute code remotely, and this means that “Google” has 90 days to publicly disclose the defects if they remain unfixed, according to the team.
And there are only 4 out of 14 less serious vulnerabilities that have not yet been patched according to Google, for which Samsung is responsible.
For his part, a spokesperson for “Samsung” said that the company takes the safety of its customers very seriously, pointing out that after identifying 6 vulnerabilities that may affect specific “Galaxy” devices, none of which were “serious”, “Samsung” issued security patches for five of them. in March.