Take Action: Sinister Android Bug On Loose (What You Can Do)

No one wants to become the subject of a hacker’s nefarious spree. But no matter what type of devices of operating systems you use, you’re always at risk. That’s why the information regarding the new Android bug is so critical – it offers a fix. So even if you’ve not heard of the newest Android bug until now, you can immediately protect your device(s).

What is the new Android Bug?

For starters, it’s bad.

So don’t take it lightly.

The bug surfaces through Samsung’s Exynos modems. Not to overcomplicate the matter, it allows a hacker to completely take over your phone. In essence, this is about as tech-doomsday hack scenario as there is. Imagine the possibilities for a hacker who can fully communicate with your contact list, access your password keepers and notes, and extract thousands of your emails and data from your Android apps.

The hacks were discovered in late 2022 and into 2023. The hacks, of at least some of them, allow for remote control over the device. That’s nuts. According to Google, hackers may be able to “quickly create an operational exploit to compromise affected devices silently and remotely.”

Wo wait, which phones/watches are we talking about? The list is quite expansive:


S22, M33, M13, M12, A71, A53, A33, A21, A13, A12, A04 series


Pixel 6, Pixel 7 (all series in both), Pixel Watch 4, Pixel Watch 5,


S16, S15, S6, X70, X60, X30 series

This vulernability is centered around the Exynos W20 chipset. The Samsung Galaxy S22 made in the United States use Qualcomm, so it’s immune.

How To Fix Android Bug (The Good and The Bad)

So the consumer fix is to disable WiFi calling Voice Over LTE in settings. Yes, this may reduce call quality, but it also prevents a hacker from starting up a text chain with your aunt Karen regarding a Caribbean investment opportunity.

After that, we all wait for a patch from Google and we highly anticipate that won’t take long given the urgency in this matter. So don’t worry, aunt Karen will be fine so long as you take some temporary precautions.

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