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Android chip provider secretly collecting user data

Security researchers discovered that a chip present in some Android phones manufactured by Qualcomm is secretly collecting user data of a sensitive nature such as passwords, financial information, and fingerprints.
The chip, called the Qualcomm Secure Execution Environment (QSEE), is designed to protect sensitive information on the device.
However, researchers found that the QSEE chip was secretly collecting user data and logging data in plaintext and sending it to the phone’s main processor, potentially exposing it to hackers or other malicious actors.
The affected phones include devices from Google, Samsung, LG, and OnePlus, among others.
Qualcomm has released a patch for the vulnerability and has recommended that users update their phones as soon as possible to protect themselves from potential attacks.