Android devices at risk


Millions of devices running the Android operating system are at risk from hackers due to a security flaw in the Qualcomm chipset present in them. The chipset basically forms the heart of these devices.

Greater are the risks for devices which run the Jelly Bean, KitKat and Lollipop versions of Android. Even mobile antivirus programs are not able to detect these vulnerabilities. Call records and messages on these devices can be accessed by hackers by making use of these loopholes.

Updates to plug the security gaps in the Qualcomm chipsets were released by the company recently but it’s upto individual device manufacturers to pass these onto their customers.