Android smartphone users beware! The government has issued a warning
Technology News: Government of India issues high risk alert: Are you also an Android smartphone user? So there is a big news for you. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team i.e. CERT-In has issued an alert for users running Android 14 and older Android versions. The report mentions several flaws in the OS. By taking advantage of this, scammers and hackers can steal your sensitive information and gain complete control over your device.
CERT-In’s warning note states that several vulnerabilities have appeared in the Android ecosystem, including frameworks, systems, Google Play system updates, and hardware components from multiple manufacturers. Defects have also been found in certain Imagination technology, MediaTek components, Unisec components, Qualcomm components, and Qualcomm closed source components.
Danger from this smartphone!
Any device running Android version 11, 12, 12L, 13 or 14 is at high risk right now. These include popular smartphones from Samsung, Google Pixel, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Oppo and many more.
How to protect yourself
CERT-IN has given some tips to protect your Android smartphone from hackers. The only way to protect yourself from these errors is to update your device as soon as possible. Smartphone companies are also releasing security patches to fix these flaws, but depending on the manufacturer and model, it may take a little longer.