Qualcomm acknowledged the vulnerabilities and released warnings about the flaws. The issues remain security risks unless phone manufacturers also push updates out to customers.
“We worked diligently to validate the issue and make appropriate mitigations available” to phone makers, Qualcomm said in a statement, adding that the company didn’t have any evidence that the problem was now being exploited by hackers. “We encourage end users to update their devices as patches become available and to only install applications from trusted locations such as the Google Play Store,” Qualcomm said.
Quite a bummer.