For those unfamiliar with Project Zero, basically this is an effort from Google to attempt to find all kinds of security flaws, vulnerabilities, and exploits on the internet and in software that could compromise your identity or financial information and so on. Recently the team at Project Zero have been researching on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, and it seems that a fair bit of issues have been discovered in the process.
To be more specific, the team discovered 11 flaws within the phone which according to them, were considered to be “high-impact security issues”. For example one of the issues discovered was a bug in the Samsung Email app that basically allowed an app, like a malware, to use the Samsung Email to forward messages to another account.
Another issue discovered was memory corruption in the Galaxy S6 Edge’s image processing feature. Other flaws include a way to abuse a process that unzipped zip files, thus allowing hackers to unzip a malware into a folder/location in the phone where it shouldn’t go. No doubt this is a particularly dangerous one especially if you tend to download zipped attachments from emails to your phone.
The good news is that for the most part, Samsung has fixed the majority of the problems that the team at Project Zero found. However the bad news is that some issues remain, and that Samsung has yet to address them but it is expected that a patch will be released this month, so for the most part you can rest assured that your Samsung device is safe.