Google has warned Android users about a series of dangerous electronic flaws that allow hackers to gain access to their phones and view their content.

Security vulnerabilities affect Samsung phones and Google Pixel 6 and 7 phones, as well as cars using the Exynos Auto T5123 chipset, according to a report by the company’s research group Project Zero, published by The Sun newspaper.

The 4 worst cyber breaches allow hackers to gain access to devices with just a phone number and without any user interaction, also known as “remote code execution from the internet to baseband”.

Change settings

In addition, the company has asked Android users to turn off “Wi-Fi” and “Voice-over-LTE” calls in settings to protect themselves from hacking, and Pixel phone owners have already received a security update to fix it. .

The team urged all users to update their devices as soon as possible to ensure they are running the latest versions that fix both reported and undiscovered security vulnerabilities.

14 security vulnerabilities

And the company has decided to delay disclosure of four security vulnerabilities that allow the Internet to remotely execute code, meaning Google has 90 days to publicly disclose defects if they remain unpatched, according to the team.

There are only 4 out of 14 less serious vulnerabilities that Google says are not patched yet that Samsung is responsible for.

For its part, a Samsung spokesperson said the company takes the security of its customers very seriously, pointing out that after identifying 6 vulnerabilities that could affect specific Galaxy devices, none of which are “serious”, Samsung released security patches for five of them in March.

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Clayton Turner is a news reporter and copy editor for 24PalNews. Born and raised in Virginia, Clayton graduated from Virginia Tech’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and majored in journalism.

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