Android devices prone to hacking

Google researchers have warned that millions of Android smartphones are prone to hacking

The tech giant’s Project Zero team said it had alerted the chip designer ARM about the GPU bug

Smartphone manufacturers, including Samsung, Xiaomi, Oppo and Google, “hadn’t deployed patches to fix the vulnerabilities

Devices with a Mali GPU are currently vulnerable,” said Ian Beer of Project Zero

ARM fixed the issues promptly in July and August 2022, disclosing them as security issues

Google “discovered that all of our test devices which used Mali GPU are still vulnerable

Companies need to remain vigilant, follow upstream sources closely, and do their best to provide complete patches to users

Samsung’s Galaxy S22 series devices and the company’s Snapdragon-powered handsets aren’t affected by these bugs.