the fact that Samsung is constantly working to improve the security of
their mobile devices, and the latest flagship of the company are
equipped with fingerprint scanners, Ryan Welton of companies NowSecure,
which deals with the security of mobile devices and applications, said
that about 600 million smartphones and tablets have the South Korean
manufacturer has a gap in the protection and are vulnerable to hacker attacks.
According to him, the vulnerability listed in the standard application
keypad Swift, the Samsung device sets the series Galaxy, including the
latest Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.
problem is that the application keyboard is connected by using a
private key authentication Samsung, which makes the program one of the
most privileged access to systems. The
expert says that a vulnerability in the application allows attackers to
remotely access the GPS, camera, microphone and listen to the calls.
It also makes it possible to remotely and without the knowledge of the owner of the device to install a variety of malware.It
should be noted that a standard application developed by Samsung
keyboard SwiftKey, known by the same name by the keyboard for iOS and
Android. At the same time Samsung devices only implemented the basic technology SwiftKey forecasting these words.
representatives stated that there is no vulnerabilities in their application
for iOS and Android, but they are actively involved in helping
Samsung to solve a problem. It also reported that attackers could exploit this vulnerability only
when the user is connected to a public Wi-Fi network or any other
insecure network, and at the moment it updates the language pack.
Ryan Welton said that he was informed about the vulnerability.
company has already provided the corresponding patch with the closing
of the vulnerability of mobile operators..