Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphones vulnerable to hacking2018-08-08 17:25 by Daniela
Tags: Samsung, Galaxy 7, Meltdown
Samsung's Galaxy S7 smartphones turned out to be vulnerable to the popular Meltdown security flaw that could allow hackers to spy on tens of millions of users.
Samsung phones were previously thought to be immune to Meltdown, which is said to endanger most computing devices. The team will release its findings at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas on Thursday.
"Samsung takes security very seriously and our products and services are designed with security as a priority. Since being notified by Google, we've promptly rolled out security updates to address the issues in January 2018 and released software updates including additional patches in May 2018 to further protect devices at the chipset level," a Samsung spokesperson said in a statement.
Meltdown was uncovered earlier this year and only affects chips designed by Intel. It is believed to have existed in devices dating back 20 years, but was disclosed to chip makers Intel, ARM and AMD in 2017.
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