This article is for all Samsung users, and it is very important.
Google’s Project Zero, a dedicated team hunting down zero-day bugs, has discovered 18 zero-day vulnerabilities affecting Samsung’s Exynos chipsets. These chipsets are used in Samsung smartphones, wearables, and some vehicles equipped with Samsung technology. While Samsung has already addressed these issues, the security patches have yet to be widely distributed to consumers.
Google has suggested a workaround that Samsung agrees will help mitigate the risks posed by these vulnerabilities. By following these steps to disable Wi-Fi calling and VoLTE on your device, you can secure your device until the security patches are made available:
Follow these steps:
- Open your device’s “Settings” app.
- Look for the “Connections” or “Network & Internet” section.
- Tap on “Mobile Networks” or “SIM card & mobile networks.”
- Locate and disable “VoLTE” and “Wi-Fi calling” options.
By disabling these features, you’re reducing the attack surface and making it more difficult for remote attackers to exploit the vulnerabilities in the Exynos chipsets. Remember that this is a temporary measure, and updating your device with the official security patches as soon as they become available is essential.
Please share this information with any Samsung users you know. As always, if you need assistance or have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact our Privacy Care Team via the Incognito app. We’re always here to help and support you, so please don’t hesitate to contact us.
All the best,