Users of Samsung Galaxy smartphones are advised by CERT-In to update their phones’ operating systems and security features as soon as possible due to a high-risk alert.
The Union government has released fresh advice requesting that all owners of Samsung Galaxy mobile phones upgrade their operating systems and security software right away in order to defend against hacking and cyberattacks.The high-risk security advice was released by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) on December 13. It highlights various security implications that affect millions of Samsung Galaxy phones, including both older and newer models.As per the advice, Samsung phone owners should update their OS software as soon as possible, as their phones fall under the “high-risk” category.
According to the notification, “multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Samsung products that could allow an attacker to bypass implemented security restrictions, access sensitive information, and execute arbitrary code on the targeted system.”
According to the agency, the inappropriate access control issue in the OS’s SmartManagerCN component is the reason for the risk associated with these phones. As stated by the firm, the fix for this is to upgrade the security on your Samsung Galaxy phones.
What might occur if the CERT recommendation is ignored?
If owners of Samsung Galaxy phones do not update their operating system and security patches as instructed by CERT-In, they may be exposed to various hazards. These are some of the weaknesses that the government noted in its advisory.
• The secret code (SIM PIN) of a stolen phone
• Give clear instructions over the phone (broadcast with higher privilege)
• Examine confidential AR Emoji files
• The castle gate’s clock (a Knox Guard lock) should be changed.
• Look through the files on your phone (access arbitrary files)
• Take sensitive information that is important.
• Handle the phone as though it were a puppet by running random code.
• Conquer the entire phone (threat to breach the targeted system)
Additionally, Samsung has released guidelines for all customers on how to properly safeguard their phones and ensure that they stay safe from these hacking attempts.