Fix for critical Qualcomm chip flaw is making its way to Android devices

Fix for critical Qualcomm chip flaw is making its way to Android devices

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images)

figures from Counterpoint Research.

The heap overflow the researchers found can be exploited by a malicious app installed on the phone, and from there the app can plant malicious code inside the MSM, Check Point researchers said in a blog post published Thursday. The nearly undetectable code might then be able to tap into some of a phone’s most vital functions.

Read 9 remaining paragraphs | Comments