Lumension® Endpoint Intelligence Center

Intelligence Center » News Archive » Over 600 million Samsung devices vulnerable to keyboard security risk

Over 600 million Samsung devices vulnerable to keyboard security risk

2015/06/17

Softpedia - (International) Security researchers at NowSecure discovered a remote code execution vulnerability in the SwiftKey Android app in which an attacker could access device sensors, pictures, and text messages, alter or install apps, or listen to voice-calls. The vulnerability was patched in early 2015.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Over-600-Million-Samsung-Devices-Vulnerable-to-Keyboard-Security-Risk-484562.shtml

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:24:29