LG phones most exposed to new Certifi-gate vulnerability

More than 70 percent of Android phones from LG have a plugin installed that exposes them to the Certifi-gate remote support app vulnerability, where a rogue application — or even a text message — can completely take over a device.

Check Point Software Technologies reported the vulnerability in April to Google, device manufacturers, and the remote support app vendors but, so far, none of the device manufacturers have pushed out updates to their customers.

Although LG devices are most exposed, 18 percent of Samsung devices also have the vulnerable plugin, as well as 9 percent of HTC devices, according to a Check Point scan of around 100,000 smartphones.

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