Solana, the prominent blockchain project, has responded to CertiK’s report that highlighted a potential vulnerability in its Saga phone, which could potentially lead to crypto losses.
In a detailed statement provided to Blockworks, Steven Laver, lead mobile software engineer at Solana Labs, refuted the claims made by CertiK. Laver clarified that CertiK’s video did not reveal any known vulnerabilities or security risks for Saga owners.
“The feature allowing the unlocking of the bootloader is an advanced function of Saga, and it remains deactivated by default. Our principle is to offer users the flexibility in using their phones. However, the bootloader unlocking does not represent a security vulnerability. Any changes made to the device in this regard require explicit user consent and can only be carried out by an authorized user,” explained Steven Laver.
Previously, CertiK, a cybersecurity and blockchain project-focused firm, had unveiled a vulnerability within Solana smartphones. They presented a video demonstrating the exploitation process, showcasing the unlocking of the smartphone’s bootloader, which granted access to the device’s complete data.
Industry experts have noted that the discovered vulnerability “poses a significant threat to the entire sector.”
Launched in 2022, Solana Saga smartphone was promoted as a potent competitor to devices from Google and Apple. The device’s primary highlight is its unhindered access to dApps and blockchain protocols, made possible through the integrated Solana dApp Store.
Solana remains committed to ensuring the highest level of security for its users and will continue to address any concerns raised within the industry.
The Solana Saga smartphone represents a crucial venture in the evolving landscape of blockchain-integrated mobile devices, offering users seamless access to decentralized applications and blockchain functionalities through its innovative design.