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The QuadRooter vulnerability has affected over 900M Android devices, including the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge

It has been revealed today that the QuadRooter exploit has affected over 900 million Android devices with Qualcomm chipsets, including the US variant of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. For those unaware, QuadRooter is a set of four vulnerabilities, which each provide a different path for an attacker to gain root access to a handset through a malicious application that doesn’t require any special permissions to function.

The loophole was first reported to Qualcomm back in April. After the treat had been assessed as high risk, the CERT-CC (Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center) provided the chip manufacturer with 90 days to patch the bugs and distribute an update package to OEM’s and network carriers for distribution. Three of the flaws were fixed in Google’s most recent security update, while the fourth will be addressed in the upcoming September release.

It’s worth noting, however, that not all Qualcomm-powered smartphones are affected by the QuadRooter vulnerability and, fortunately, it’s easy enough to see if yours is. All you have to do is head over to the Play Store and install an application called QuadRooter Scanner. This will thoroughly analyze your smartphone or tablet to discover it is susceptible to the exploit.

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superg05
superg05

WITH SAMSUNGS REGULAR SECURITY PATCHES IM NOT WORRIED AT ALL

sammay69
sammay69

Glad I live in Europe where we have the Exynos. I think Samsung should quit using snapdragon because the exynos also preform much better. And exynos isn’t effected of this virus either

dayom user
dayom user

Tener acceso root es de lo mejor, puede mejorar él rendimiento de tu smartphone Android, mas que todo eliminando apps basura i scrips que llenan i limitan la capacidad del android

ArtemisKitty
ArtemisKitty

According to the scanner my S6 Edge and Note 5 are both vulnerable… although they both have an Exynos CPU. (One with Knox tpm-based 100% device encryption and one without) So I wouldn’t trust that scanner app 100%…

speedyranger
speedyranger

My s6 edge, not affected…exynos

eHoolie
eHoolie

That scanner indicates that my Note3 has the four vulnerabilities! LOL…now what? Who the hell is gonna update this phone? No one, that’s who. I’m pissed off. Time to sue someone.

NotReallySamsungFan
NotReallySamsungFan

Ha, Qualcomm. So glad I live in the UK where we get exynos. Snapdragons are just a joke now.

salah redsnw
salah redsnw

but not exnos variant !!

onslaught
onslaught

Not all S7 (edge) are affected by Quadrooter.
All S7 (edge) with Exynos chip are not vulnerable.
Could everyone test through the app Quadrooter Scanner available in Play Store.

lilmoe
lilmoe

Just checked my Galaxy S7 Edge (Exynos). No vulnerabilities.