Security Firm Finds Serious Exploits in Qualcomm Chips, Fix Already on the Way


Contents (maximize to view)

A security firm, Check Point, has found serious exploits in Qualcomm chips, which are used by around 40% of Android users around the globe. They’ve named it “Achilles.”

The firm found more than 400 lines of code vulnerabilities in the digital signal processors of Qualcomm’s chipsets. Though details have been kept a secret for the sake of keeping risk at a minimum.

These vulnerabilities can allow hackers to steal data, record calls, install malicious software that can’t be uninstalled, and even brick the device.

In response, Qualcomm has already started updating the low-level code and drivers. It should make it available to vendors soon who will push updates fixing the actual devices.

Worry not though, as long as you download apps from trusted sources like the Google Play store, it should be safe. In addition, analysts say it’s unlikely that anyone has ever used those exploits and that they don’t have any records of anyone who’ve already done so.

Source | Photo 

Ram found his love and appreciation for writing in 2015 having started in the gaming and esports sphere for GG Network. He would then transition to focus more on the world of tech which has also began his journey into learning more about this world. That said though, he still has the mentality of "as long as it works" for his personal gadgets.

Related Articles

300x300 GP


Show next
Gadget Pilipinas | Tech News, Reviews, Benchmarks and Build Guides
Compare items
  • Total (0)