Major Vulnerability Discovered in Phones Sold by Four US Carriers

Phones sold by four US carriers come with a major vulnerability that exposes them to hackers. This is the finding of a study conducted by Kryptowire and funded by the Department of Homeland Security.

While no specifics were provided on the brands that are affected by the security flaw, Department of Homeland Security officials revealed at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas that parent companies have already been notified of the bugs as early as February.

Some of them haven’t even replied to the notification, Kryptowire revealed, but at this moment, all phone makers are aware of the glitch.

According to the research, the vulnerability can allow hackers to access all user data, including emails and messages, without them knowing about it. Hackers could easily take over the device, Vincent Sritapan, a program manager at the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate told read more)

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