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900 million Android phones at risk – do you own one?

Owners of over 900 million android phones could be at risk after bugs were found by Checkpoint researchers who were investigating software that runs on the chipsets produced by US company Qualcomm Inc (NASDAQ:QCOM). So far there has been no evidence to suggest that attacks are being carried out by cybertheives but Micheal Shaulov from Checkpoint said that he was pretty sure that these vulnerabilities would be exploited within the next 3 to 4 months.

Currently phones that use the Qualcomm chipsets include:

BlackBerry Priv
Blackphone 1 and Blackphone 2
Google Nexus 5X, Nexus 6 and Nexus 6P
HTC One, HTC M9 and HTC 10
LG G4, LG G5, and LG V10
New Moto X by Motorola
OnePlus One, OnePlus 2 and OnePlus 3
US versions of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung S7 Edge
Sony Xperia Z Ultra
Defenx Plc (LON:DFX) a fast growing and profitable security software company offer a range of products for the mobile, PC and network security markets which includes solutions to vulnerabilities like this one. A flexible marketing strategy, focused on white-label and profit-share arrangements with distributors, telecoms companies and hardware manufacturers, enables Defenx to compete with established industry incumbents. Since inception, Defenx has sold over 3.1 million security software licenses, primarily in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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