Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus phones targeted by a exploit triggering device spontaneous reboot

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Undoubtedly, the Galaxy S9 is the best smartphone ever released by Samsung, but that does not mean that the new flagship is completely trouble free.

Available in the Qualcomm chipset version of the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus phones, a vulnerability attributed to the Andreo 630 accelerator video driver included in the Snapdragon 845 chipset allows devices to be locked to simply load an image in the web browser

Investigated in detail, the cause of the problem seems to be to manage the RAM memory resources shared between the GPU and the CPU

Depending on the browser used, Galaxy S9 + phones may have temporary jams of up to 2-3 seconds (Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge), going to full lock and auto reboot (Samsung Internet browser). Of all, the most severely affected is the official Samsung browser, the only software routine that could detect video driver jamming before the problem affects the entire operating system

Virtually any smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 845 chipset can be compromised in this way. Those who want to know if their device is vulnerable to this exploit can visit the test page using this link

Fortunately, Exynos chipset releases of the Galaxy S9 and S9 + phones are not affected

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