Blockchain project Solana refutes CertiK’s report that its Saga phone has a vulnerability potentially leading to crypto loss.
In a comment on Blockworks, Steven Laver, lead mobile software engineer at Solana (SOL) Labs, said the CertiK video does not disclose any known vulnerabilities or security risks for Saga owners.
“Unlocking the bootloader is an advanced feature of Saga, and is disabled by default. We believe in allowing users the choice of how they use their phone. However, unlocking the bootloader is not a security vulnerability. A user must explicitly allow such changes to be made to their device, and those changes can only be made by an authorized user of the phone.”Steven Laver, lead mobile software engineer at Solana Labs
Earlier, CertiK, a company specializing in cybersecurity and blockchain projects, discovered a vulnerability in Solana smartphones. Representatives of the company published a video in which they showed the process of hacking the device. To do this, the CertiK team unlocked the smartphone’s bootloader, after which it gained access to all the device’s data.
According to experts, the identified vulnerability “poses a danger to the entire industry.”
The Solana Saga smartphone was presented earlier in, 2022, and the project itself was positioned as a “killer” of devices from Google and Apple. The main feature of the device is unhindered access to dApps and blockchain protocols. The function is implemented using the built-in online store Solana dApp Store.