CERT-In has stated that there are several security vulnerabilities in Samsung phones, which hackers can exploit to compromise the phone’s security. Additionally, by exploiting these bugs, hackers may gain access to your phone’s personal data.

For those who own Samsung smartphones, here is significant news for you. The Indian government has issued a high-level security alert for Samsung mobile users. According to a report by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), Samsung phones have numerous security bugs, making them susceptible to hacking attempts.

CERT-In has mentioned that there are several security vulnerabilities in Samsung phones, and hackers can exploit them to compromise the phone’s security. Furthermore, by exploiting these bugs, unauthorized access to personal data on your phone may also be possible.

According to CERT-In’s report, this bug affects Samsung smartphones running Android 11, 12, 13, or 14. It’s important to note that most phones are currently running Android 12 or 13. The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra has received the update to Android 14.

What are the risks posed by this bug in Samsung phones?

  1. Theft of the SIM pin, i.e., the phone security code.
  2. Remote control of the phone is possible.
  3. Access to private AR Emoji files.
  4. Manipulation of Knox Guard lock patterns.
  5. Access to all information stored on the phone.

How to safeguard yourself? If you own a Samsung smartphone with Android 11, 12, 13, or 14, it is crucial to promptly update your phone. Samsung has released a security update to address these vulnerabilities.

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