Researchers warn of an Achilles' heel security flaw for Android phones

Discussion in 'mobile device security' started by mood, Aug 6, 2020.

  1. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    Researchers warn of an Achilles' heel security flaw for Android phones
    Chips that allow modern phone features, such as quick charging or noise cancellation, may open the door for hackers too, researchers warn
    August 6, 2020

    https://www.cnet.com/news/researchers-warn-of-an-achilles-heel-security-flaw-for-android-phones/
    Check Point: Achilles: Small chip, big peril.
     
  2. reasonablePrivacy

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    Qualcomm security bugs tolerable, Huawei not.
     
  3. longshots

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    Which Huawei bugs are you referring to?
     
  4. reasonablePrivacy

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    Ask US Intelligence that claims Huawei backdoors its devices. I do get US may want secure their core infrastructure, but as you can see consumer devices are quite insecure anyway and more importantly they should not pressure EU to follow their actions.
     
  5. Rasheed187

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    So now, not only Android is a big security joke, but even the hardware is untrustworthy? Things just keep getting better, like I said, smartphones can't be trusted.
     
  6. longshots

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    Now that's a trustworthy source.
     
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