Samsung exploit leaving 600 million users vulnerable
Yet again another serious problem for mobile devices.
However this time its not Apple and instead its Samsung who is to blame.
Six hundred million (600m) users of Samsung Galaxy Devices are vulnerable to a hack capable of reading incoming and outgoing text messages,spying on the user via the camera,listening in from the microphone and also install applications (malicious ones which can cause even more harm.)
A simple problem in the Samsung repackaged version of Swift Key keyboard (which is used on Samsung devices) is at fault for this serious exploit.
Hackers can get in the way of the server that the keyboard requests updates to and cause all of these problems for users by sending malicious code back to the device.
Users cannot do much about this as of yet until Samsung releases either a software update or an app update…
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