American chip maker Qualcomm supplies products to many companies that collect smartphones, and therefore security problems with mobile processors endanger many smartphones of different brands.
According to the agency for cybersecurity "Check Point", the vulnerability allows an attacker to fully control the smartphone, listen to calls, read correspondence, copy and delete data, put malicious software and even perform a complete blocking of the device.
The security hole in Qualcomm mobile processors is already known, and the company is hurriedly working on an update. At the moment Qualcomm processors are used by no less than 40 percent of mobile devices in the world, so the problem is significant. Nevertheless, the specialists of Check Point assure that apart from them, almost certainly no one knows about the critical vulnerability.