Samsung's Massive Security Flaw: What You Need To Know Now

Security researchers from NowSecure just revealed a huge vulnerability in Samsung smartphones that puts hundreds of millions of devices at risk of an attack. Such attacks could compromise personal data — including phone calls — stored on the device.
According to both companies, the flaw stems from the way Samsung chose to implement SwiftKey's keyboard software on its devices. The security researchers say those with an affected device are at risk even if they use a different keyboard. And the list of affected devices is long, with many of Samsung's newer flagships on the list. However, It's important to note, as SwiftKey CMO Joe Braidwood told Mashable Wednesday, the vulnerability is relatively "low risk." In other words, most users with affected devices are unlikely to encounter the scenario necessary in order for an attacker to exploit the flaw.