A security firm is warning about as serious security vulnerability in Samsung’s Galaxy S4 devices, claiming that attackers can use it to silently send text messages.
Qihoo 360 Technology, an antivirus company based in China, said its engineering team discovered the vulnerability June 17. It can potentially be used by SMS Trojans to silently rack up premium text messaging charges.
“The vulnerability has been promptly reported back to Samsung after the discovery and Samsung is already in the process of developing an official update to fix the reported vulnerability,” Qihoo said in a statement about the vulnerability. Samsung did not respond to a request for comment from CRN.