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Samsung smartphones vulnerable to hacking named

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Check Point Research specialists spoke about the risk of hacking a number of Samsung smartphones. The corresponding report is available on the company’s website.

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Experts have discovered a vulnerability in MediaTek chips, due to which an attacker can inject malicious code into the processor and steal user data. In remote exploitation, a hacker can listen in on the victim’s conversations. According to experts, the vulnerability is hidden in the AI ​​processing unit (APU) and digital signal processor (DSP) of the chip.

Check Point Research estimates that since the vulnerability is present in MediaTek processors, it could affect about 40 percent of smartphones worldwide. The authors also named the gadgets that are most susceptible to hacking. Among them were smartphones Samsung Galaxy A31, Galaxy A41, Galaxy A03s, Galaxy A12, Galaxy A22, Galaxy A32, Galaxy M22 and the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite tablet. The devices described were released in 2020 or later.

The experts noted that Samsung is already aware of the vulnerability and has even proposed fixes that eliminate it. For most smartphones, patches were released in October-November. In conclusion, the experts recommended that users of the mentioned devices update their devices.

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Intel previously recommended that users of their processors update their BIOS to protect against three new vulnerabilities. With the help of them, attackers can gain a high level of privileges on the device.

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