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Security alert issued for Samsung users in India

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India’s central government has issued a ‘high-risk’ warning for Samsung users. This additional security warning is specifically aimed at Samsung Galaxy series phone users. Security advisors from the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN) have revealed multiple vulnerabilities in both new and old devices. In view of this, this warning was given last Wednesday.

Indian news agency NDTV reported that the warning identified security concerns as high-risk. To solve this risk, the emphasis is on updating the operating system (OS) or firmware of Samsung phones immediately.

CERT-IN says multiple security vulnerabilities have been found in Samsung devices. Through which hackers can bypass effective security restrictions to access sensitive information and execute arbitrary code on the system. Devices running Android versions 11, 12, 13 and 14 are vulnerable.

CERT-IN researchers found that these device vulnerabilities allow hackers to breach security. This could allow a hacker to snoop on the device and access data without your knowledge. So Samsung users need to be careful now. Vulnerable Samsung devices include the Galaxy S23 series, Galaxy Z Flip 5, Galaxy Z Fold 5 and other models.

Samsung responded quickly to address this risk. Users are asked to update their phones as soon as possible. Samsung recently issued a security advisory. You can check for updates by going to Software Update in Settings. If the update shows up on your phone, you can follow it. Samsung models will remain vulnerable if the operating system and firmware are not updated immediately.



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