Samsung Users: Update Your Smartphone Now or Get Hacked

It is no longer news that the Android operating system is vulnerable to hackers, but this time, it is all Samsung smartphones that are being hacked.

If you have a Samsung smartphone, you need to make sure you update it as a matter of urgency. Users are being urged to install the latest update to avoid hackers hijacking their smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus

The latest update includes a patch for a vulnerability dubbed CVE-2020-0245. Worryingly, if the vulnerability isn’t resolved, it could allow hackers to remotely run malicious code on a device.

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The Android September 2020 security bulletin explained: “The most severe vulnerability in [the Media Framework] section could enable a remote attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.”

Thankfully, updating your smartphone is very easy and will fix the vulnerability. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to update your Samsung phone.

How to update your Samsung smartphone

Follow the steps below to update your smartphone with the latest software.

Go to Settings >> Software Update.

Click Download and Install.

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Samsung said: “Please note: to automatically download software updates in the future, tap the Auto-download over Wi-Fi switch.”

If you ever experience any unusual behavior on your Samsung smartphone, you can send Samsung an error report.

According to Samsung, “This allows us to take a closer look at what is happening. The data is anonymized and only held for the duration of the investigation.”

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