Samsung issues patch for smartphone security flaw that lets booby-trapped MMS messages hijack phones.

  • The hack against vulnerable Samsung smartphones requires no interaction from the user.
  • If the messaging app that has been bundled with Samsung phones since 2015 receives a specially crafted message, it triggers a vulnerability in the Skia graphics library allowing the hacker to execute code on the phone.
  • Ultimately the hacker can gain complete control of the device.
  • Patches are already pushing to affected smartphones.