DoS attack on Smartphone: Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) under the Ministry of IT has issued a new warning for Android operating system users. The high risk warning is for users using Android 10, Android 11, Android 12 and Android 12L. According to the advisory, several vulnerabilities have been reported in the operating system, which can be exploited by an individual to gain more authority, expose sensitive information and cause denial of service on the target system.
p style="text-align: justify;">It is further stated in the advisory that "These vulnerabilities exist due to flaws in the Android OS Framework Components, Media Framework Components, System Components, Kernel LTS, MediaTek Components, Qualcomm Components and Qualcomm Closed Source Components." According to the advisory, exploiting these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to gain more authority, disclose sensitive information, and cause a denial of service (DoS) situation on the target system.
To be safe, CERT-in recommends you to install the latest version of Android OS available for your smartphone. You can check for the latest version available for your smartphone by going to the Settings app.
What is DoS attack
Denial of Service (DoS) attack is a cyber security threat that occurs when a hacker wants to make it impossible to access a device or network resources. This means that when your smartphone is under DoS attack, you will not be able to use your smartphone. In most cases, these types of attacks do not result in theft or leaking of information or loss of other property.