Samsung Galaxy S7 has Quadrooter vulnerability

Four new vulnerabilities have been found in Android devices that ship with a Qualcomm chip.

The “Quadrooter” vulnerabilities allow an attacker to take control of an affected smartphone or tablet, according to CNET.

“If exploited, an attacker can gain root access, which gives access to an affected Android device, its data, and its hardware – including its camera and microphone,” stated the report.

Quadrooter affects over 900 million devices, stated the report, including the:

  • Nexus 5X
  • Nexus 6P
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • BlackBerry DTEK50

Google said a patch will be “widely released” in September.

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