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        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Qualcomm Chip Bug Opens Android Fans to Eavesdropping

        A vulnerability in a 5G modem data service could allow mobile hackers to remotely target Android users by injecting malicious code into a phone’s modem – gaining the ability to execute code, access mobile users’ call histories and text messages, and eavesdrop on phone calls…

        The impact of the bug could be far-reaching: MSMs have been used since the pre-mobile internet 2G era of mobile devices, and QMI is used in roughly 30 percent of the globe’s handsets, according to Check Point, including Google Pixels, LG models, OnePlus devices, Samsung’s flagship Galaxy line and Xiaomi phones…

        A fix has been issued by Qualcomm, however the patches will be slow to roll out. As with all Android OEM issues, each handset vendor will need to apply the fix for its customers.

        “Qualcomm says it has notified all Android vendors, and we spoke to a few of them ourselves,” the spokesperson told Threatpost. “We do not know who patched or not. From our experience, the implementation of these fixes takes time, so many of the phones are likely still prone to the threat.”…

        • This topic was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by Alex5723.
      • #2363610
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        As always, there is mitigation.
        From the article linked above:

        “The vector involves a target installing a malicious application,”

        cheers, Paul

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