HI-TECH NEWS with #critical security flaw hashtag

Software vulnerabilities in mobile devices are hardly an infrequent discovery nowadays — a recent report by researchers at NowSecure found that a quarter of mobile apps contain “at least one” high-risk security flaw — but it’s rare that one affects a broad swath of devices. But that’s just what Israeli cybersecurity firm Check Point detailed at the Defcon security conference in Las Vegas last week: a new bug, dubbed “Quadrooter,” that resides within the firmware of a Qualcomm chip contained in more than 900 million devices.