The security of mobile phones has become more important for manufacturers now In any case, vulnerabilities always arise that as users we will not be able to correct directly either, so it is good to know that companies like Check Point Research are dedicated to exploring this type of security flaws to notify almost online, as happened a few days ago with a problem detected in Qualcomm modems used massively in smartphones globally.
The problem was immediately communicated to the San Diego company and is that this exploit could allow an attacker access to the SMS, audio, or phone conversation history of an affected mobile, always after introducing some type of Malicious code of which, for obvious reasons, no further details have been provided.
Qualcomm itself confirmed the seriousness of the matter and without waiting announced a patch immediately, also stating that measures had already been taken since December to correct the situation by sharing this information with all its partners and customers.
And now it is Samsung itself who announces from its Security Post that it has directly released the patch for this vulnerability from Qualcomm already included in the security update of May 2021, which many Galaxy devices have received, confirming that since January they have been working with it. vulnerability so that “most” of your devices are already patched.
Samsung encourages its mass of users to always keep their phones updated, as it is the only way to be protected against possible security holes like this one.
In fact, Qualcomm also confirms that the patch to correct this vulnerability, with code CVE-2020-11292, will be released with Google’s June 2021 security updates, so that it can now reach practically all Android phone users. still with current support.
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