Qualcomm chip vulnerability found in millions of Google, Samsung, and LG phones

Millions of phones across the globe were affected by a vulnerability found within a ubiquitous Qualcomm chipset, according to researchers with Israeli cybersecurity firm Checkpoint.

Check Point’s Slava Makkaveev published a blog post on Thursday highlighting a security flaw in Qualcomm’s Mobile Station Modem Interface “that can be used to control the modem and dynamically patch it from the application processor.”

“An attacker can use such a vulnerability to inject malicious code into the modem from Android. This gives the attacker access to the user’s call history and SMS, as well as the ability to listen to the user’s conversations,” Makkaveev wrote.

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Source: ZDNet