Google finds security flaw in Pixel, Samsung, Huawei and Xiaomi phones

Ro, 04 October 2019

Google researchers found a serious security flaw on a number of Android devices and oddly, the issue was supposed to be patched back in December 2017. The phones in question are the Pixel, Pixel 2, Huawei P20, Samsung Galaxy S7, S8 and S9. Xiaomi Redmi 5A, Redmi Note 5, Xiaomi A1, Oppo A3 and Moto Z3 are also on the list and require additional patching.

Google finds security flaw in Pixel, Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi and other phones

Google says it found the flaw seven days ago but it's not as serious as it sounds because it requires a malicious software to be installed with the user's permission. It's strange that patch that was pushed back in December 2017 wasn't later maintained in subsequent versions.

The exploit is believed to be used by Israel's NSO Group - a company that has been implicated in attacks on human rights and political activists.



Reader comments

  • AnonD-763696
  • 09 Oct 2019
  • AJs

The parts are made all over the world ; not in china. Read and learn

  • Anonymous
  • 07 Oct 2019
  • XP3

Trust me, the parts are made in China too.

They still didn't tell what the flaw is, and if the new devices are also affected, I have the S10e so I'm kinda curious.

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