Warning! Centre alerts Samsung phone users, here's why

The category of concern for Samsung phones is 'high-risk,' and owners need to update their firmware OS as soon as possible.

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Satyam Singh
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The Central government has issued additional advisory for all the users of Samsung Galaxy mobile phone users. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) asked the users to immediately update their operating system (OS) to protect themselves from cyber threats and hacking. Notably, both newer and older models are under threat. 

According to the advisory, the category of concern for Samsung phones is 'high-risk,' and owners need to update their firmware OS as soon as possible.

CERT-In said, "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."

Furthermore, the Union agency clarified that the risk in these millions of Samsung phones is due to the unethical access control flaw in the component, SmartManagerCN of the operating system. The overcome the flaw, the company mentioned that appropriate security updates need to be installed in users' Samsung Galaxy phones.

What if you don't follow CERT advisory?

Samsung Galaxy phone owners will face several risks if they don't update their OS, as directed by CERT-In. Here are the vulnerabilities highlighted in the advisory:

  • Control the phone like a puppet 
  • Control the phone like a puppet 
  • Change the clock on the castle gate
  • Peek into private AR Emoji files
  • Shout loud commands to the phone 
  • Snoop around the phone's files 
  • Steal the phone's secret code 
  • Steal important information 
  • Take over the whole phone