Google uncovers flaws in Samsung’s Exynos modems that could give hackers access to mobile phones via phone number

Samsung Galaxy S22

23rd March 2023 – (New York) Google’s Project Zero security research team has uncovered active vulnerabilities in Samsung’s Exynos modems. The research team has identified 18 security issues with the Samsung chips, four of which are severe and could give hackers access to your phone just by using your phone number.

According to researchers, the following devices can be compromised if hackers exploit the Exynos chips:

  • Samsung Galaxy S22, M33, M13, M12, A71, A53, A33, A21s, A13, A12, and A04 series
  • Vivo S16, S15, S6, X70, X60, and X30 series
  • The Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 series
  • Any vehicles that use the Exynos Auto T5123 chipset.

Google has already patched the issues in its March security update for the Pixel 7 series. However, the update has yet to reach the Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Pixel 6a, leaving these phones vulnerable to attacks by hackers who can exploit the specified internet-to-baseband remote code execution vulnerability.