Devices with Snapdragon exposed new vulnerabilities

Devices with Snapdragon exposed new vulnerabilities

The new data system provides vulnerability through Android API for Qualcomm’s, connected to the modem and network management that allows applications to circumvent the powers and perform tasks such as network management system, with a large number of network access and data transmission.

Even if you have the latest security updates, and you use only tested the app stores, there is always the threat of being subjected to a new vulnerability. Today, FireEye researchers found another “hole”Which provides access to the device data.

Devices with Snapdragon exposed new vulnerabilities

The new data system provides vulnerability through Android API for Qualcomm’s, connected to the modem and network management that allows applications to circumvent the powers and perform tasks such as network management system, with a large number of network access and data transmission.

Potential risks include the preparation of an application unauthorized access to call history, SMS, or Internet, without the express permission to do so. For users who place in the top of confidentiality, this vulnerability poses the greatest threat.

The good news is that, although the problem is still present in modern devices, it does not work in later versions of Android. We also know that, Qualcomm has already developed a patch to fix the error, and warned of its manufacturing partners in March.

However, if producers are making their firmware code in Android, they can still be affected by this vulnerability.

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