Mobile phones are becoming increasingly prevalent, but so are the risks associated with them. Malicious actors in the realm of cyber crime are attempting to breach the security systems of phones to access sensitive information. Recently, the Indian government’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology issued a new warning regarding critical vulnerabilities in Android operating systems.
In its official website, CERT-In (Computer Emergency Response Team – India), has provided a warning about ‘highly critical’ vulnerabilities. It has emphasized that if these vulnerabilities are not patched promptly, cyber criminals may gain access to your phone and potentially compromise sensitive information. Therefore, it is imperative that users update their devices through the Play Store immediately to check if Android OS updates are available.
As per CERT-In’s report, these security flaws are found in Android 11, Android 12, and Android 13 operating systems. The vulnerabilities can also affect devices using Android 12 and may potentially compromise the security of the device. These flaws are related to issues in the framework, system, Google Play system, Qualcomm components, and Qualcomm closed-source components.
To secure your device, it is crucial to heed this warning. Downloading applications only from trusted sources and regularly updating your applications is also a good practice.