Bugs in Qualcomm chips expose millions of Android handsets

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Attackers could use the bugs to listen to audio in a device's surroundings, monitor a user's location and exfiltrate sensitive information

Researchers at cyber security firm Check Point claim to have uncovered more than 400 flaws in Qualcomm's Snapdragon digital signal processor (DSP) chips that hackers could use to steal sensitive da...

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