Samsung phones at risk of multiple spying and takeover attacks
Samsung is currently working on a fix for a couple of bugs affecting its mobile devices, which could allow hackers to spy on users and in some cases even take over the entire system.
The flaws were disclosed by bounty hunter and cybersecurity firm Oversecured founder, Sergey Toshin, who claims there are “more than a dozen” of these vulnerabilities, all with differing levels of severity.
While some issues are less dangerous, allowing attackers to steal SMS messages from the target device (only by tricking the victim, it was added), others are stealthier and more dangerous. These often require no action from the victim, and could enable the attacker to read/write arbitrary files with heightened permissions.
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Due to the severity of the issues, and the fact that it could take Samsung up to two months to release a patch, both parties have been tight-lipped about revealing more …
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