Hackers Find Vulnerability in Over 600 Million Samsung Galaxy Devices


9968628414_95d168b543_zIf you have a Samsung Galaxy device, you could be vulnerable to hackers. Any device that runs Swiftkey, an app that allows you to swipe along the keyboard to type, could be hacked. The issue lies with the updating of the Swiftkey app. When updating, it is done through an insecure channel. This allows hackers to get into the phone and possibly completely takeover the device, which could lead to personal data being stolen.  Cyber Protection Group is currently unaware of any available solution.

 

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