The fix is being deployed.
Project Zero is a group of computer security experts employed by Google. They are responsible for finding vulnerabilities Zero day or 0-day. This type of vulnerability means that no patch exists to fix it.
Mateusz Jurczyk is one of the researchers at Project Zero. The latter has just unveiled a security flaw serious enough within the smartphones Samsung Galaxy. The vulnerability was precisely in the layer One IU, with the image format ” .mgq “ Samsung. This format is present throughout the interface, One UI, even down to the animations, from 2014. This means that all the Samsung smartphones were concerned.
What were the risks of this vulnerability ?
Any hacker would have been able to slip into the system of the phone by getting full access to all the messages received and sent via the Samsung Messages on this smartphone. Mateusz Jurczyk note also that this loophole could make available the call history, the contacts list, the photos, and to activate the microphone of the device.
Jurczyk said : ” I have found ways to ensure that MMS messages are fully processed without triggering a notification sound on Android, so the attacks completely stealth could be possible “.
Mateusz Jurczyk and the researchers of Project Zero have warned Samsung back in February. The Korean company comes in to fill the breach with the publication of the security patch may 2020. This hotfix is being deployed, for the moment it would appear that the Galaxy S20, Galaxy Z, Flip, Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy S10 have received it.
Anyway, this vulnerability will be history, without further delay. However, it is important to be vigilant and to keep its smartphone up to date to remove the risk.
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