Security Flaw in Android Phones Allows for Hacking: Check the List of Affected Models

Written by Henrik Rothen

Feb.14 - 2024 7:08 PM CET

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The Android operating system, developed by Google, is among the most widely used globally, powering a vast array of electronic devices, including smartphones and tablets.

Given its prevalence in billions of devices worldwide, it naturally becomes an attractive target for cybercriminals.

A security flaw has been identified, rendering certain Android phones vulnerable and allowing cybercriminals backdoor access to these devices. According to El Confidencial, the issue affects specific models but has been rectified with the latest software update.

If your phone is on the affected list, it's crucial to ensure your device is up to date with all software updates.

Tom Hebb, a cybersecurity expert from Red Team X who discovered the vulnerability, highlighted that the flaw was found in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP).

Unsafe patterns, inadequate documentation, and incomplete CTS coverage made certain devices susceptible to being hijacked, meaning they could be invaded and controlled by cybercriminals.

Affected Models Include:

  • ASUS Zenfone 9

  • Vivo X90 Pro

  • Nokia G50

  • Microsoft Surface Duo 2

  • Lenovo Tab M10 Plus

  • Nothing Phone (2)

  • Fairphone 5

Users of the affected models should promptly check for and install any available updates to safeguard their devices.

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