You may not have heard the name of the digital signal processor in the smartphone, but you will need to use the features you get on the phone.
This processor is considered to be a complete computer present in a single chip and with its help, the phone gets features like fast charging technology or augmented reality. However, this chip remains a blessing in disguise for hackers and can be an easy way to access your phone.
Researchers at cybersecurity firm Checkpoint said hackers could benefit from the chip’s wide-range flaws. Researcher Slava Makkaviev shared more information on how this processor could be a gateway for attackers and give hackers control of the entire Android device.
Researchers researched the Qualcomm Snapdragon chip and found that the chip, which is used in more than 40 percent of Android devices, has more than 400 flaws and security flow. A hacker can take advantage of the flaws present in this chip by designing a special type of app. Which can bypass the currently existing security checkpoint?
Hackers can also take advantage of flaws in the chip to steal data, photos, videos, and location information. This flaw can also cause hackers to record calls. Not only this, with the help of a microphone you can do espionage. A warning has been issued by Qualcomm following the findings. These defects can be fixed after the update by the phone manufacturers.