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Almost half of the mobile phones on the market use processors from Qualcomm. And what is bad for that half is that you just discover a critical vulnerability in these processors. The gap may cause the leakage of protected data, or theft of information and credentials of payment.The company’s cyber-security Check Point is the one who has discovered this vulnerability. Specifically, he has found in Qualcomm’s TrustZone, a security extension used in microprocessors Corex-To-ARMS of all the recent smartphones with Android of brands such as Samsung, Xiaomi, LG, Motorola, HTC, Sony, etc, This application serves to create a virtual environment isolated, and has been integrated into the processor Corex-At-ARMS. Experts warn that a ruling in this part of the processor is critical, because it is precisely the part that was supposed to provide security to the data stored in the mobile, in addition to having many permissions to run.’Safe world’ of Qualcomm creates a safe environment that the operating system itself used to provide confidentiality and integrity to the device. If a vulnerability affects this extension can lead to malfunctions in the cell, such as leakage of data, unlocking the bootloader, or the theft of information. All of these attacks are done remotely.To fix this gap, Qualcomm has released a security patch. In any case, they recommend to update the mobile phone to the latest operating system available. And just in case, reviews as the movements of your bank accounts.
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November 15, 2019
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