Google discovered a number of security flaws in the Samsung Galaxy and other smartphones that could allow hackers to gain access to the devices.
Google’s Project Zero team discovered several security flaws in Samsung Galaxy smartphones, which could allow hackers to easily target devices.
A hacker would only need the victim’s phone number, which could be used to compromise the phone without the user realizing anything is wrong.
“Tests conducted by Project Zero confirm that those four vulnerabilities allow an attacker to remotely compromise a phone at the baseband level with no user interaction and require only that the attacker know the victim’s phone number. With limited additional research and development, we believe that skilled attackers would be able to quickly create an operational exploit to compromise affected devices silently and remotely,” Google said.
The following devices are affected:
– Samsung Galaxy phones such as the S22, M33, M13, M12, A71, A53, A33, A21, A13, A12, and A04 models.
– Vivo phones, such as the S16, S15, S6, X70, X60, and X30 series
– Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7 and 7 Pro from Google
– Any wearable device that employs the Exynos W920 chipset
– Any vehicle that uses the Exynos Auto T5123 chipset Samsung is aware of the problem and is working on a solution.
However, Google says that until a solution is found, users can protect themselves by turning off Wi-Fi calling in their device settings.
How to Disable Wi-Fi Calling:
– Go to and open settings.
– Connections for taps
– Select Wi-Fi calling.
– Tap the switch to disable the feature.
– You can also disable Wi-Fi calling from the quick settings panel on some phones.
– From the top of the screen, swipe down.
– Toggle the Wi-Fi calling icon to the off position.