Experts at checkpoint, a data security company, have warned of the dangers of Qualcomm-developed modem chips that could affect the privacy of Android phones around the world. According to available information, the vulnerability with the CVE-2020-11292 code was detected by the modem chips developed by Qualcomm for Android phone processors. According to statistics, the vulnerable thing is that this vulnerability could affect one billion Android devices worldwide, from the old 2G to modern 5G devices.
According to the Checkpoint report, this vulnerability can be used to access smartphones, read their text messages, listen to phone calls and unlock the phone’s SIM card.
Although Qualcomm has suggested fixing the above vulnerabilities, it may take some time for users to receive the solution until the phone manufacturer provides them with driver updates.
To avoid potential risks, technologists are currently advising people to stay away from unreliable internet pages or sites and to download applications only from Google’s official online store.