Samsung smartphone warning: Pre-installed apps caught spying

 

It has been a whirlwind week for security updates and vulnerability flaws. Not only has one of the biggest data leaks been found online, but Googles Chrome also received an urgent patch to fix problematic issues.

It seems that now it is Samsungs turn to update its mobile phones security. Unfortunately, seven flaws hide in Samsungs default, pre-installed apps by a mobile security startup company.

Samsung suffered from a different flaw earlier this year. Security researchers discovered that certain Galaxy Note 20 devices could have been unlocked by using any fingerprint for authentication. That flaw has since been fixed. Keep reading to find out how to fix the latest issue.

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The flaws could be used to access and edit your contacts, calls and text messages. Unless you update your Samsung device, you will still be vulnerable to attack. Samsung declined to specify which devices are affected, only saying it occurred in selected models.

SOURCE: https://www.komando.com/security-privacy/samsung-smartphone-warning/793061/

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