The Qualcomm chip has compromised more than 900 000 000 smartphones
If you are the owner of a fairly modern Android smartphone, there is a big chance that at least one similarly, if the on-Board chip from Qualcomm. No matter what chip would be good at everything, he still has enough vices, and any of them can occur at any time. "Check Point" shows the four vulnerabilities that have been assembled under the code name "QuadRooter" and that use of problems with drivers "Qualcomm", to get root access and install malicious software on the phone.
The only thing you young hackers need to do is download the innocent abandoned virus in the app and your phone is already infected.
Given the fact that the chips Qualcomm are in many modern mobile devices, this vulnerability can affect a large number of gadgets. "Check Point believes that approximately 900 million devices running on Qualcomm is already there, and 1.4 million of all mobile devices by the fall will be ready to infection, data for 2015. This figure includes many of today`s top devices from well – known companies, Nexus 10 HTC, LG G5, and some variants of Samsung Galaxy S7.
Check Point has released a special app that will tell you if your phone is under threat from this vulnerability.
Fortunately, three of the four problems have been fixed, we are currently working on a patch from the fourth vulnerability. However, not all likely to get patched quickly enough. Nexus phones already have the update, but LG and Samsung will have to work even further with their modified versions of Android, before you can grant users running the patch.
Most of you were probably protected, keeping in mind that needs to be installed the application that will determine the presence of vulnerabilities, but there are people in countries where Google Play Store is not available, for example in China, where the problems will be much more.
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