Android users, the Government of India has a warning for you: Details

Android users beware! The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) has issued a warning to users that they are vulnerable to multiple vulnerabilities. Android 10, Android 11, Android 12 and Android 12L could receive sensitive information from hackers and even deny services on targeted systems, according to a team under the IT ministry.

The suggestion further reveals that errors exist in the framework, system components, media provider components, kernel components, MediaTek components, Qualcomm components, Qualcomm closed source components and systems. By attacking these software components, attackers can gain sensitive personal information of the user, gain enhanced benefits and deny service to the device.

Google, however, has already acknowledged the system’s flaws in the Android OS and launched a security patch earlier this month. 2022-05-01 or later Android Security Bulletin Security Patch Level solves all these problems.

The Security Bulletin noted a high-security vulnerability in the Framework component that led to the execution of privileges locally with user execution privilege requirements.

Intensity is assessed based on the impact that vulnerability will likely have on an affected device. However, vulnerabilities can be mitigated by upgrading to a newer version of Android, which is why Google recommends updating to the latest version of Android as soon as it is finished.

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