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Hackers could disrupt millions of smartphones by abusing this critical bug

03
Jun
2022
Hackers could disrupt millions of smartphones by abusing this critical bug

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A serious vulnerability present in more than a tenth of the world’s mobile phones could allow threat actors to kill all communications in a certain location, researchers have found.

Security analysts from Check Point Research (CPR) found the flaw in the UNISOC modem which, as the researchers claim, can be found in 11% of all the smartphones in the world (predominantly in Africa and Asia).

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