It is reported that hackers can easily access into Samsung Galaxy phones and spy on the entire life of their users.

The software vulnerability on the phones allows hackers to look through the phones’ camera, listen through the in-built microphone, read access to the incoming and outgoing texts and install apps, according to researchers. Until Samsung fixes the problem, there is little that owners of the phone can do beyond staying off unsecured WIFI networks.

This hack works by exploiting a problem with the Samsung IME keyboard, a re-packaged version of SwiftKey that the company puts in Samsung Galaxy keyboards. That software periodically asks a server whether it needs updating — but hackers can easily get in the way of that request, pretend to be the server, and send malicious code to the phone.


Source: Independent News