Google Project Zero issues vulnerability alert on Samsung Exynos Modems

Google’s dedicated team of cybersecurity researchers from ‘Project Zero’ have found a flaw in Samsung Exynos Modems that can give unauthorized data access to hackers, without the knowledge of users. And it’s discovered that the vulnerability allows a cyber criminal to compromise a smart phone at the Internet-to-baseband remote code execution level, giving access to sensitive data such as contacts, messages and even photos.

It is worth noting that the flaw has been found even on Pixel 6,7 series mobile devices and some of the Galaxy S22 and A53 models produced by Samsung.

More information on the hack has been withheld, as the tech giant felt that sharing such sensitive details will benefit cyber criminals and would make it hard to create defense.

List of the affected models includes Galaxy A33, Galaxy A21s, Galaxy A13, A12, Galaxy A04, Galaxy M33 and Galaxy A29, yet to be released.

Besides Samsung, VIVO phones were also affected and the list also includes a newly released model/s of Motorola as well.

Currently, the only way to fix this vulnerability is to disable the Volte and Wi-Fi calling feature until a fix is issued.

Moreover, those automobiles using the Exynos Auto T5123 Chipset have also fallen prey to this cyber-attack.

NOTE- Google has issued an official update that it has already patched the vulnerability on its Pixel series with its security update done in March 2023.

We will provide more details shortly!


Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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