Xiaomi Smartphones Exposed To Danger: Security Flaw Found

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When we buy a smartphone, the thing we least think about is data security. Especially when it comes to reputable brands like Xiaomi! However, security firm Check Point has found that this may not be the case. A vulnerability that could allow man-in-the-middle attacks and the injection of malicious code was found in a pre-installed application on the xiaomi device.

The flaw, discovered by researchers at Check Point, is – somewhat ironic. The flaw is found in the pre-installed security application. In practice, it protects the smartphone from malware. However, it should not have been to open other doors. They include SDK tracks also.

Due to the insecure nature of incoming and outgoing network traffic to the security app, an agent that can connect to the victim’s own Wi-Fi network and perform man-in-the-middle attacks. It has an ability to inject malicious code into the device.

Check Point reported this vulnerability in a responsible manner to Xiaomi, who released a patch shortly thereafter.
We remember that Xiaomi has about 8{3c4c5e7421a34477a0592df1cde9a3664383218adb12bb628282011a1d15176c} of the mobile market and the vulnerability can affect more than 150,000 customers.

The researchers point out that this indicates a risk with the use of SDKs. As more and more third-party codes are added to an application, securing user data and tracking performance is much more complicated. On average, a single application now has more than 18 SDKs implemented.

However, Xiaomi has already solved this fault through a correction available for all equipment. In short, this is why you should upgrade your smartphone. If you have not done so, do it now.

Jaypal is a tech news writer contributing for several tech publications. Being a tech content writer, he likes to follow the latest tech updates.

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