The Future is Here
Mobile security company Kryptowire said it identified a serious security vulnerability in a number of Samsung phones running Android versions 9 through 12.
Quoted by Bussineswire, the vulnerability was discovered by using Kryptowire Mobile Application Security Testing (MAST). As a result, there is a system in place on those phones that allows local apps to mimic system level activity and ‘hijack’ important protected functions.
“Ever thought that other people had access to your phone? Unfortunately, you might be right,” says Alex Lisle, CTO of Kryptowire.
“Mobile apps are becoming the main point of personal and professional activity, becoming an increasingly attractive target for criminals.”
This security vulnerability is said to give hackers the ability to factory reset or factory reset a phone so that it can wipe all user data, make phone calls, install or uninstall apps silently.
Kryptowire also stated that the vulnerability could have the effect of weakening … Read the rest
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