New York: Google’s security team identified a major flaw in the Android operating system that could make hacking a smartphone possible.
According to a report by a foreign news agency, Google’s specialized team discovered an error in the Android operating system after continuous monitoring. There is a serious vulnerability that allows hackers to easily access any phone.
Google owned Android, which is the world’s most popular operating system, is being used by approximately 2.5 billion people.
A Google spokeswoman says that any hacker can gain full control of any user’s phone using an application or browser. Researchers say the security flaw was probably sold by an Israeli-based spyware company, and also led to cyber-attacks on the user’s WhatsApp.
Google experts also released a list of models of smartphones, according to which Google Pixel 1, Pixel X1, Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20, Redmi 5A, Redmi Note, Samsung Galaxy S7, S8 and S9 devices may be affected.