Samsung smartphone users under high risk, India government issues warning
Samsung Galaxy smartphones have dominated the smartphone market For quite some time. Samsung Galaxy smartphones are used by millions of people for everyday conversations. As phones get smarter, they are not just used for calls and messages. Smartphones store some of our most sensitive and private information because they are also used for photography, online meetings, banking, and other activities.
Indian government issued a warning
The Korean tech giant periodically releases security updates for its apps and devices to safeguard such data. Despite Samsung’s recommendation that users use the most recent version of their apps for a more secure and feature-rich experience, some users choose to use older versions for convenience, but it’s important to note that older versions of apps are easier to exploit. The Indian government has issued a warning to Samsung Galaxy users following the discovery of one such flaw in the app.
Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In)
According to the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), which is part of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. A vulnerability in the Samsung Galaxy Store app has been discovered, This vulnerability could allow a local attacker to install an unwanted app or execute arbitrary code on the phone being targeted. Users of Samsung Galaxy smartphones with Samsung Galaxy Store app versions prior to 126.96.36.199 will be affected by the vulnerability.
Vulnerability exists in Samsung Galaxy Store
according to CERT-In, This vulnerability exists in the Samsung Galaxy Store app, as a result of an exported activity flow that does not safeguard incoming intents. A specially crafted request could be sent by a local attacker to take advantage of this vulnerability. A local attacker could install applications from the Galaxy App Store on the targeted device without the user’s knowledge if this vulnerability is successfully exploited.
If you tap a malicious hyperlink in Google Chrome or a malicious application that is already installed, an attacker can also take advantage of the vulnerability. Through Samsung’s URL filter, a local attacker can launch a webview to a domain controlled by the attacker.
Installing the most recent version of the Samsung Galaxy Store app right away will help you avoid being conned.