Today’s mobile landscape has pretty much matured to the point where users either choose between iOS or Android. This is versus several years ago where there were more smartphone operating systems battling it out for market share, and while that still holds true today, it has become much less obvious.

Now Samsung has been trying to introduce their own OS in the form of Tizen, which we guess has been semi-successful, especially with the company’s wearables, but unfortunately there is one area that Samsung probably needs to address and that is security. In a report from Motherboard, they spoke to Israeli researcher Amihai Neiderman who revealed that the platform is riddled with at least 40 zero-day vulnerabilities.

According to Neiderman, “It may be the worst code I’ve ever seen. Everything you can do wrong there, they do it. You can see that nobody with any understanding of security looked at this code or wrote it. It’s like taking an undergraduate and letting him program your software.” These vulnerabilities when exploited could potentially allow hackers to remotely control a Tizen-based device from afar.

Samsung has since issued a statement to Motherboard which reads, “We are fully committed to cooperating with Mr. Neiderman to mitigate any potential vulnerabilities. Through our SmartTV Bug Bounty program, Samsung is committed to working with security experts around the world to mitigate any security risks.”

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