Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are among the devices affected by the QuadRooter vulnerability
Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 dual-Edge system are, despite updated to the latest security patch release of July 2016, subject to the new QuadRooter vulnerability, which today unites over 900 million devices. Let’s find out more about it.
Devices equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon proprietary microprocessor, including new and exclusive ones Galaxy S7 in the two respective versions, are subject in this period to an exploit that emerged in recent times which is claiming an impressive number of victims estimated, to date, in over 900 million Android terminals. Although exclusively concerning the American variant of the chipset (in Europe we have the Exynos version) there is little to be sure and many fear the certainly not desirable repercussions.
QuadRooter is a joint set of four vulnerabilities, each providing a different method for an attacker who could gain root access for a portable device through a malicious application that does not require special permissions to function.
An exploit which Qualcomm became aware of as early as last April and which has been classified as high risk. The Computer Emergency Response team Coordination Center (CERT-CC) has provided the manufacturer with a 90-day time frame to fill the gaps found, three of which have already been resolved with the release of the latest Google security patch. However, there is still the fourth that will be resolved no later than the month of September, as indicated on the ZDNet portal that first reported the news.
The infection, however, is not universal and, as for example occurred on the occasion of the discovery of Stagefright, there is an official tool that is useful for checking the condition of your phone. just follow the badge that refers to the free utility:
You checked yours Galaxy S7 or your tablet? If the result is positive, you have nothing to do but wait for the corrective patch of the month of September currently being worked on by Google.