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Qualcomm Chipset Vulnerability Threatens Android Phone Users Worldwide |  the world

Qualcomm Chipset Vulnerability Threatens Android Phone Users Worldwide | the world

The vulnerability was discovered within “modem” chips developed by Qualcomm for phone processors running Android systems.

Experts at Check Point, a company specializing in data security, have warned of a vulnerability in the modem chips developed by Qualcomm, which can affect the privacy of Android phones around the world.

According to available information, the vulnerability, which is code “CVE-2020-11292” (CVE-2020-11292), was discovered within “modem” chips developed by Qualcomm for phone processors that run on Android systems.

The dangerous thing, according to statistics, is that this vulnerability can affect more than one billion Android devices around the world, from categories ranging from the old second generation (2G) devices to the modern fifth generation (5G).

This loophole can be exploited, according to a Chick Point report, to access smartphones, read text messages on them, listen to phone calls and even unlock the phone’s SIM card.

For its part, Qualcomm indicated that it has issued a solution for the aforementioned loophole, but it may take some time for the solution to reach users until it is released by phone manufacturers through driver updates.

To avoid the dangers of vulnerability, technology experts recommend that you stay away from untrusted Internet pages or sites and download applications only from the official Google online store.

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