All Samsung mobile devices running Android 9, 10, 11 or 12 should immediately be updated with the February patch to fix the problem.
Kryptowire , a company specializing in mobile security and privacy solutions, has announced that it has identified a major problem with Samsung devices running Android versions ranging from 9 to 12 , the most recent.
As pointed out, there is talk of a vulnerability discovered using the Kryptowire Mobile Application Security Testing , which seriously endangers the protection of devices, giving any attackers the possibility to perform a factory data reset of the devices, thus deleting all data of users without them being able to notice it, but not only. It seems it is also possible to install and uninstall apps, a particularly risky operation, make calls and install arbitrary root certificates even from applications without permissions. Below is the statement from Alex Lisle , CTO of Kryptowire:
Have you ever thought that someone else may have accessed your phone? Unfortunately, you may have reasons. Mobile applications are becoming the primary point of personal and professional activities, representing an increasingly interesting target for the bad guys.
It must be said that the vulnerability in question was marked by Samsung itself as serious and discovered last year, with a patch that arrived in February 2022 which fortunately solved the problem, even if it was a very recent update, and those who have not therefore provided for the latter could really find themselves in a lot of trouble.
To be sure about the security of your devices, it would therefore be good to opt for an immediate update of your mobile devices, finally making sure that you have solved the problem by installing the February patch, essential to say the least to prevent hackers from being able to breach their own devices, even taking control of them in part and causing damage.