Google’s team of security experts identified more than 10 security issues in the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Over the course of a week, Project Zero, Google’s highly skilled security analytics team, discovered 11 “high-impact” security holes in the device.
Project Zero’s teams concentrated on gaining access to the device’s most sensitive data, including contacts, photos and messages. The teams were able to access these devices both remotely and through an app installed through Google Play.
Mobile device vulnerability deserves more attention than ever. With more than 3 million cellphones sold last quarter alone, information attacks could be increasingly focused towards mobile devices.
Google reported all of the found vulnerabilities to Samsung, who corrected eight of the 11 holes. The full report from Google can be read here.