Samsung, which has been making great efforts to produce and use its own processors, has brought this idea to life with its Exynos series, but has faced criticism from time to time. The company has now allocated a significant budget for renewed processors. However, there is a significant problem for for some Exynos processor phones currently on the market.
Google’s Project Zero security research team exposed an important risk with a published article. The article drew attention to a security vulnerability in some models. Google reported that it detected 18 active security vulnerabilities in Exynos processors and highlighted the models at risk.
Google today announced that there are 18 active security vulnerabilities on Samsung phones with Exynos processors, which make the phone vulnerable just by knowing the phone number. Among the models at risk is the Samsung Galaxy S22 series. The security team noted that this vulnerability has been known for a long time and it might be too late.
Here are the devices at risk:
- Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy M33, Galaxy M13, Galaxy M12, A71, Galaxy A53, Galaxy A33, Galaxy A21, Galaxy A13, Galaxy A12, and Galaxy A04 series.
- vivo S16, vivo S15, vivo S6, vivo X70, vivo X60, and vivo X30 series.
- Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 series.
- All wearable devices using the Exynos W920 processor
- All vehicles with Exynos Auto T5123 processor
On the other hand, Google stated that it fixed the problems for Pixel phones with the March security update. The update reached the Pixel 7 series. This series is now said to be no longer exposed to these risks. However, the update has not yet arrived for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 series.