Exploiting the vulnerability could put a Galaxy user’s personal information at risk
The report notes that an attack that exploits the vulnerability could allow malicious individuals to access personal data or crash the app, depending on the intent of the attacker. If an attacker uploads a malicious app to the Galaxy Store before exploiting the flaw, it could install the app on the Galaxy smartphone without the owner’s knowledge. And it can lead to serious security issues.
Two Galaxy Store vulnerabilities found and fixed
To launch the attack, a user taps a malicious hyperlink displayed in the Google Chrome browser (using a Samsung Galaxy phone), or a malicious app pre-installed on a Galaxy handset passes Sammy’s URL filter. to launch the web view. Attacker-controlled domains.
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Make sure your Galaxy branded phone is running the latest version of the Galaxy App Store, even if your device is running Android 13. Neutralized by Android 13 security features.
How to update Galaxy Store on Samsung phone
To update the Galaxy Store on your phone, open the Galaxy Store app and you will see a notification with a button called Update. Tap that button and follow the instructions.If you don’t see the notification, after opening the app menu > Configuration. Tap About Galaxy Store and press the refresh button. The update was released on January 1st, so you may have already installed the update.
If you own an older Samsung Galaxy phone that is no longer supported by Samsung, you may be out of luck. This is because it does not receive Galaxy Store updates and the version on the app storefront may contain defects.In this case you can We recommend purchasing a new phone or disabling the Galaxy Store from your phone. However, this is also not a good solution as updates for Samsung apps on your device come through the Galaxy Store.