Flaw in Qualcomm modems enables backdoor for hackers to record your phone calls

07 May 2021
Up to 30% of all smartphone users worldwide could be affected.

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  • Anonymous

Cue the American downplaying this and ranting about Huawei.

  • Anonymous

I'd like to see now the same resolution as Huawei had.

Oh no! They'll know my grocery list!

  • Anonymous

Andreidinutu, 07 May 2021I fully agree and you are now my best friendSo lets start a band or something buddy..

  • Anonymous

Olym1mk2, 07 May 2021So? Apple and nsa listen to everyone else who uses apple pr... moreYeah since Apple didn’t allow Facebook tracking you snapdragon fanboy lol.

  • Anonymous

Old news gsmarena snapdragon has this issue since years ago.

  • Anonymous

i0S.- Never.- Again, 07 May 2021The likelihood of this happening to someone is less than 0.001%Yep, just like spectre and meltdown, so many buzz yet no actual "hack" is done, lol

how did you come up with the title? usign the term backdoor means a intentionally made hole or bug in the system. your story wouldn't change if you remove the word in the title

  • Anonymous

Every communication products like cell phone and Tablet has back door. No big deal.

  • Anonymous

USA should ban Qualcomm and companies like Samsung, Apple to have deal with them. Arrest personnel.

every device have flaws to exploit,,, popular product just attract more attentions

So? Apple and nsa listen to everyone else who uses apple products. xD

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 07 May 2021Agreed. I'm looking fwd to DM1200 powered GT Neo, I do... moreAnd once when Mediatek get the popularity you want, that when exploit and hack starts. Hackers not going to waste time by targeting minority platform. Just like Apple enjoyed their earlier success by claim their unbreakable security, they now suffer just the same as every other 1st tier vendor.

  • Anonymous

Vasra, 07 May 2021Not a hack. Backdoor built for NSA. By Design. Do you hon... moreChrist, with the conspiracy. IT security landscape is very different in this age and compare to 5 years ago, never mind a decade. It sometimes a logical oversight rather than 'purposefully built backdoor'.

Look at the recent Exchange vulnerability, you think that backdoor? Or the Linux Bluetooth stack driver for the BLE device? Sure, vendor would built a backdoor for NSA, let security research find the exploit to let it client and user in distrust, damage its reputation and in turn affect revenue... A great plan indeed.

  • Nobody

Israeli tech rocks!

  • goguu

that old?clearly an intentional backdoor and not a mistake ,thanks NSA

  • Anonymous

[deleted post]It the same everywhere. You really think EU at it high horses and China straight decision authoritarian making is any better? Don't be naive. At least, Huawei can attempt to sue, appeal, whatever. In China, foreign company has no chance.

Look at Tesla, repeating the same mistake and think they have a golden ticket pass. Until they settle in, let's nail him like every other company. Look at ARM China - went rouge and previous appointed CEO refuse to handover legal document and transfer of power by ARM Ltd HQ. I bet Softbank is in so much headache, they really just want to sell ARM and forget about this mess.

I wonder how many of those flaws are accidental backdoors vs how many are deliberate backdoors?
I mean, the Patriot Act requires for backdoors to be made and Qualcomm headquarter is slightly a lot in the US.
And for obvious reasons they aren't gonna publicly document them, and have no interest whatsoever to confirm it was their doing when it is discovered, so it could be a volunteer one as far as we know, we might never know.
But hey, many think privacy is useless anyway, so why bother to even update?

  • Anonymous

i0S.- Never.- Again, 07 May 2021The likelihood of this happening to someone is less than 0.001%While I hope it true, how did you come up with that number?

Anonymous, 07 May 2021Exynos>QualcommI fully agree and you are now my best friend