Security researchers have discovered four serious Qualcomm chip flaws that hackers can take advantage of to gain full access to a person’s smartphone. The issues are yet to be patched on most devices, though Nexus handsets have received some security patches since the issues were first discovered.
Even so, some of the hottest Android devices available in stores, including the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6, HTC One M9, HTC 10, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 6 are already vulnerable. Even the BlackBerry DTEK50, touted as the “most secure Android smartphone,” can be hacked using these flaws. In all, over 900 million Android phones could be hacked. More →