Flaw Lingers in Samsung Phones Illustrating Hacking Risk
Last fall, researchers at cybersecurity firm NowSecure found a bug in most Samsung smartphones that could allow hackers to spy on users.
In March, Samsung told NowSecure it had sent a fix to wireless carriers that they could distribute to users. It asked NowSecure to wait three months before going public.
‘600 Million’ Samsung Mobiles Vulnerable to Keyboard Cracking Attack
The problem, uncovered by Ryan Welton from mobile security specialists NowSecure, was a blatant one: the SwiftKey keyboard pre-installed on Samsung phones looked for language pack updates over unencrypted lines, in plain text.