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10 Smartphones From Google, Xiaomi, Samsung That May Be At Risk

| Published on October 8, 2019

Living in today’s world, a smartphone has become so much more than a need. Stored and filled with personal data have you ever thought what would happen if someone could break into your phone and get access to just everything on it? Well the thought is surely chilling and true! 

Google researchers recently revealed that they have found a vulnerability that puts 10 smartphones including their own Pixel devices at risk. According to a report by ZDNet, this vulnerability can be found in Android’s kernel code and if attackers exploit this flaw, then they can gain root access to these smartphones. 

Google has, however, clarified that this vulnerability is as dangerous as it could’ve been and can only be exploited after “user interaction.”

 The tech giant has also said that it has notified Android partners. “We have notified Android partners and the patch is available on the Android Common Kernel.” 

This means it is critical for users of these smartphones to download October security patch, as once updated these phones won’t have the vulnerability.

 Here are the 10 phones that  at the moment might be at risk:

1. Google Pixel 2

2. Samsung Galaxy S7

3. Samsung Galaxy S8

4. Samsung Galaxy S9

5. Huawei P20

6. Xiaomi Redmi 5A

8. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

9. Xiaomi MI A1

10. Oppo A3

 

 

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