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A software vulnerability threatens millions of Samsung phones. Find out

A software vulnerability threatens millions of Samsung phones. Find out

Some technologists have warned of software vulnerabilities that could threaten the data security of millions of smartphones Samsung has introduced in global markets.

According to available information, “Samsung has introduced more than 100 million smartphones in the market, which have a serious software vulnerability, and this vulnerability can be used by Internet hackers to access some sensitive data on phones.”

Researchers at the University of Tel Aviv, Israel, say, “Some Samsung phones made between 2017 and 2021 had vulnerabilities, including the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S21. Do not store the encryption keys properly. ” This makes it easier for hackers to steal passwords and some other information stored on them.

Experts explained that “a security bug was found in the implementation of encryption functions within the security layer TZOS that works in conjunction with Android systems on phones, but no exploits have been recorded or documented for any cyber attack using this software bug.”

Samsung fixed the aforementioned software bug shortly after its discovery, and released a software update for its phones last August and several updates until October of the same year.

To avoid software vulnerability issues, technicians advise owners of all previously mentioned phone updates to install software, and if their devices stop supporting updates, install the programs and applications they contain. Necessary security connections on those devices.

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