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These particular phone owners must update their phones—Android warning

The Android users have been alerted of immediately updating their phones as a shock new flaw could allow the hackers…

By Jenny Scordamaglia , in Technology , at September 10, 2019 Tags: , , , , , ,

The Android users have been alerted of immediately updating their phones as a shock new flaw could allow the hackers to access personal data via a simple text.

The terrifying would be able to give the online criminals access to the phone of the users and their personal data on a device with a hack taking place through just a text message.

The android phone that got affected by this flaw was Samsung, LG and Sony use something called over-the-air (OTA) provisioning, according to the Check Point Research.

If this thing is used correctly it gives official network providers the ability to push out specific settings to a new device.

It seems like the hackers could easily exploit this system with them being able to pose as a network and send deceptive messages to owners.

The text looks like a simple note from their provider; it’s really simple to see how they have tricked the users into installing malicious settings.

Researchers are determined that some of the phones of Samsung are the most vulnerable to this form of attack as they do not have any authenticity check of the OMA CP messages.

The users only need to accept the CP and the malicious virus will get installed into the phone without the sender needing to prove their identity.

The Check Point Researcher revealed this flaw to the phone companies earlier this and it is now very important for everyone to make sure that their phones are updated.

Researchers showed their findings to the vendors that got affected in March.

Samsung then included a fix addressing this phishing flow in their Security Maintenance Release for May, LG released their fix in July and Huawei is planning to include UI fixes for OMA CP in the next generation of Mate series or P series smartphones.

If you own the devices of the companies mentioned above then go to the settings and make sure you have the latest software installed on your phone.


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