Samsung’s Exynos chips are easy to hack

If you have a smartphone with Samsung Exynos chip, it is better not to connect via WiFi. After that, hackers are free to use your smartphone, according to research by Google.

Project Zero, Google’s team of security experts, Discover At least eighteen days in Samsung’s Exynos chip. Google considers four of them to be extremely serious vulnerabilities, including CVE-2023-24033. These bugs can be exploited by hackers Internet to the baseband to carry out an attack. All the attacker needs is your phone number.

Because of the severity of the vulnerability and the ease with which it can be exploited, Google is breaking its usual practice of not disclosing any day. Usually, Google waits until the manufacturer releases a patch, so as not to give attackers free rein. But for now, Samsung doesn’t seem to be in a rush to roll out an update. Google has already done this for its Pixel smartphones.

While waiting for Samsung to act, Google recommends against making Wi-Fi calls and Voice over LTE to turn off. As a result, you will not be able to communicate over the Internet and this may affect the quality of your phone calls.

Is my device weak?

Not to worry unless you own a device with an Exynos chip. Samsung publishes on the website existing weaker versions. In addition to Samsung smartphones and smartwatches, some Google Pixel (6.6a, 6 Pro, 7, 7 Pro) and Vivo models are also at risk.

Source: Samsung

Among the list of vulnerable devices are some popular Samsung models. Think of the Galaxy S22, which debuted in Europe with the Exynos chip, and the budget smartphone Galaxy A53. The recently launched Galaxy S23 range is not in danger as it comes with a Qualcomm chip.

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