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Qualcomm patches major chip security flaw

Qualcomm patches major chip security flaw (Malware and Vulnerabilities)

Qualcomm has patched a vulnerability in a few dozen chips which allowed hackers to steal sensitive information from the devices running them. The vulnerable chips can be found in millions of Android-powered devices like smartphone and tablets. Qualcomm has since released a patch, however the Android market is fragmented and each individual manufacturer (for example Samsung, LG or Sony) needs to patch their own devices individually. The tiny caveat with the vulnerability is that it needs root access to the device. Researchers argue that this vulnerability means QSEE failed to do its primary task, which is to prevent hackers from fully taking over a device. If you’re using a device with any of these (and chances are, you are), make sure you have the latest Android OS security patch installed.

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