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Due to a bug in Qualcomm modems, hackers can record phone calls

The flaw can be opened by a modem error, and hackers can record conference calls.

Security company Check Point Research is the newest the meaning According to a Qualcomm MSM modem, there is a bug that hackers can exploit to open a backdoor and record phone calls, among other things. MSM dates back to the early 1990s and is used in 2G, 3G, 4G, and even 5G devices. This is a very dangerous vulnerability that can be exploited remotely by sending an SMS.

Qualcomm modemSource: Qualcomm

With the backdoor, hackers can not only record and listen to phone calls, but also read text messages or unblock SIM cards only.

It is reported that 30 percent of all smartphones may contain the Qualcomm chipset, which makes them all targets for hackers. All users can do to protect themselves is to install the latest security patches available to them.

Qualcomm is said to have reached software patches in December 2020 that could be included in the security packages – so far, experts say. Google is said to be incorporating it into the June security patch.

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