The Pixel 6 series, Pixel 7 series, Samsung Galaxy S22 series, and Galaxy A53 phones all use Samsung modems, which have recently been shown to have 18 vulnerabilities. Four of the 18 vulnerabilities discovered this time are classified as “critical,” and if an attacker gets the victim’s phone number, he or she can remotely destroy the mobile device without user participation.
Google claimed to have fixed this issue for Pixel phones in a security update released in March of this year, however, the three Pixel phones—the Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Pixel 6a—have not received the same repair.
List of affected devices is as follows:
- Samsung branded phones: Galaxy S22, M33, M13, M12, A71, A53, A33, A21, A13, A12 and A04 series
- Vivo-branded phones: mobile devices including the S16, S15, S6, X70, X60, and X30 series
- Google phones: Pixel 6 series and Pixel 7 series
- Any wearable device using the Exynos W920 chipset
- Any vehicle using the Exynos Auto T5123 chipset