Google’s security group Project Zero warned of 18 vulnerabilities in Samsung’s Exynos modem, with four considered serious. Updates are needed urgently.
Google’s security group Project Zero has warned of 18 active vulnerabilities in Samsung’s Exynos modem, 4 of which are considered serious and can give hackers access to a phone if they know the phone number. It is uncommon for companies to issue security warnings before they’re resolved, but Google thinks Samsung needs to hurry as end users still don’t have fixes 90 days after the report. The devices that haven’t been updated yet include several series from Samsung and Vivo, Pixel 6 and Pixel7 series (although some may have received updates), all laptops using Exynos W920, and all vehicles using Exynos Auto T5123.
To protect yourself, Google recommends turning off Wi-Fi calling and Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) on affected devices until updates become available. Additionally, users should install any available security updates as soon as possible.