A zero-day vulnerability out in the wild could affect Galaxy S22 and Pixel 6 models

Admin, Thursday, July 21, 2022
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What you need to know

  • A security researcher from Northwestern University discovered a new zero-day vulnerability.
  • The vulnerability aims to affect the kernel part of Android devices.
  • It could allow an attacker to gain arbitrary read and write access to devices such as Pixel 6/6 Pro and Galaxy S22 models.

Google is always in the process of securing Android by integrating industry-leading security features to keep the ecosystem secure. This is one of the main reasons why Android devices frequently get security patches. Google Play Protection is one such measure to prevent the best Android smartphones from downloading malicious apps.

Despite all these actions by Google, we see all kinds of vulnerabilities around the world in Android or computing systems. New loophole (via XDA Developers) was discovered by Zhenpeng Lin, a Ph.D. A student at Northwestern University focusing on kernel security.

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