Galaxy App Store
Serious vulnerabilities in Samsung smartphones – what users should do now
There are currently two serious security gaps in Samsung smartphones. Attackers can install malicious code on the device. What users should do now.
Attackers can cause great damage not only on the PC but also on the smartphone. In order to protect your device from malicious codes, you should therefore be careful. In fact, there are currently two vulnerabilities in Samsung’s Galaxy App Store, cybersecurity firm NCC Group recently reported. Attackers could install any application currently available from the Galaxy App Store. As a result, manipulated software that was smuggled into the Galaxy App Store could be spread unnoticed on the user’s smartphone. The vulnerability is named “CVE-2023-21433”.
Samsung releases update for Galaxy App Store
The experts from the “NCC Group” had already informed Samsung about the security gaps at the end of November, whereupon the electronics company classified them as a risk in mid-December and published an update (version 184.108.40.206) for the Galaxy App Store on January 1st. If you haven’t installed it yet, you should do so as soon as possible. Even if devices with Android 13 are not affected by the security gaps, users should update their Galaxy App Store to the latest version to prevent possible problems.
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Sources: NCC Group