A mobile security and privacy solutions provider (Kryptowire) revealed that there’s a vulnerability on devices powered by UNISOC’s chipset. Once exploited, the security flaw will allow hackers to get access to the user’s data and device.
Kryptowire says smartphones powered by the UNISOC SC9863A are affected by the issue. This is currently being used in the latest Nokia Android phones and other budget handsets.
To be specific, hackers will be able to access and control calls, contacts, text messages, cameras, as well as modify and delete data. This poses a big threat to users who have phones with the same chipset, unaware of the possible security issues they might encounter.
UNISOC, smartphone manufacturers, and carriers were informed by Kryptowire about the security vulnerability last December 2021. However, it’s currently unknown if the concerned parties worked on the issue and released a patch to fix it.