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Vulnerability in Qualcomm chipsets affects 900 million Android devices

Check Point, an Israel-based IT security firm, released information yesterday regarding a serious bug found in Android phones using Qualcomm chipsets. The vulnerability allows an attacker to gain control over a device and its data. It is said to affect over 900 million devices. Although there is no evidence yet of the vulnerability being used in a cyber attack, the firm expects cyberthieves to begin taking advantage of it in three to four months.

Patches for the bug has been sent to manufacturers and carriers, though it is unknown if these patches have already been distributed to end-users.

In order to determine if your Android device is affected by bugs found by Check Point, download and use Check Point's free app on the Google Play Store.

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