Android Alert: Users Urged To Patch Critical Flaw In Qualcomm Snapdragon Chips, Millions At Risk
Security researchers at Chinese Internet giant Tencent have discovered a series of critical security flaws affecting recent Qualcomm chips including the Snapdragon 835 and 845 that are used in highly popular Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy S9, the Google Pixel 3 and the OnePlus 6, which means that millions of users are at risk.
The vulnerabilities can enable attackers to compromise the Wi-Fi and cellular modem components in phones, or to obtain remote access to the Android Kernel. For some of the attacks, the threat actor needs to be on the same Wi-Fi network as the victim. Security patches for the vulnerabilities were released by Qualcomm and Google Android earlier this week.