Smartphones Samsung, Xiaomi and Huawei have found a dangerous vulnerability. It opens full access to the system.

Google researchers have found a vulnerability in several popular Android smartphones. With it, hackers can gain root access to the system and run malicious code on the device.

Vulnerability is present in the following smartphones based on Android 8 and newer:

Pixel 1 and 2 on Android 9 and the preview version of Android 10;
Huawei P20;
Xiaomi Redmi 5A;
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5;
Xiaomi A1;
Oppo A3;
Moto Z3;
LG smartphones on Android 8;
Samsung Galaxy S7, S8 and S9.

Hackers will be able to use the bug only if the application is installed on the smartphone from an unverified source. Also, a hole can be combined with vulnerabilities in the Chrome browser.

Researchers believe that the bug was used by the Israeli group NSO, which sells vulnerability data to the authorities in iOS and Android. Google will fix a hole in Pixel smartphones in October 2019. As for the other manufacturers, nothing is yet known – although the company has already notified them. So far it’s better to install applications only from Google Play, and replace Chrome with some other browser.

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