The Indian government’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has sounded the alarm for Samsung Mobile users with a high-risk alert, highlighting critical security breaches in Samsung Mobile Android versions 11, 12, 13 and 14.
What to know? These flaws present a real threat, as attackers could potentially bypass security measures, gain unauthorized access to sensitive data, and even execute harmful code on the affected devices. A range of issues, including inadequate access control in Knox, an integer overflow in facial recognition, and authorization problems in the AR Emoji app, have led to vulnerabilities.
The potential fallout from these breaches is severe, potentially leading to various forms of data compromise and system hijacking. Samsung devices at risk include models from the Galaxy S23 series, Galaxy Flip 5, Galaxy Fold 5, and others running the vulnerable Android versions.
What to do? To mitigate the risks associated with these vulnerabilities, Samsung advises users to promptly apply the security updates outlined in their official security advisory. Additionally, users should exercise caution while using the affected devices, especially when interacting with untrusted sources or unknown applications, until they apply the update.
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