New security hole found in Android smartphones

New security hole found in Android smartphones

The US company Check Point Software Technologies has found a new security vulnerability that exists in at least 900 million Android-based smartphones that have a Qualcomm chip inside. The security hole allows attackers to get complete access to the affected handset.

This new software vulnerability is now called Quadrooter. The problem can be found in all kinds of Android smartphones, even in high-end devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S7, the LG G5, HTC 10 and others. The vulnerability allows an attacker to install malicious software without asking the owner of the device and then get complete control over the device.

Google has said the company is aware of the issue and a fix will be issued next month. Until then owners of affected smartphones should download software from Google Play only and abstain from using public Wi-Fi sports as well as apps that offer access to the software core of the smartphone.

Source: Check Point Software Technologies

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