600 million Samsung Galaxy phones exposed to hackers

The vulnerability lives in the phones' keyboard software, which can't be deleted. The flaw potentially allows hackers to spy on anyone using a Samsung Galaxy phone.

You can be exposed by using public or insecure Wi-Fi. But some researchers think users are exposed even on cell phone networks.

Researchers at NowSecure, a cybersecurity firm, say they told Samsung (SSNLF) about the vulnerability in November. Seven months later, nothing has been fixed. That's why NowSecure made its findings public on Tuesday.

How serious is this problem? NowSecure CEO Andrew Hoog said that, on a well-established system that ranks cybersecurity problems from 1 to 10, this vulnerability stoo