Next-Gen Moto G7 Smartphones Coming to US

Today’s topics include Motorola rolling out its Moto G7 smartphones, and researchers warning of a malicious container vulnerability.

Motorola has launched the seventh generation of its Moto G family smartphones, with three of the four G7 models coming to the United States and Canada in March. All three new G7 phones run on the Android 9 Pie operating system.

The Moto G7 model is priced at $299 and features a 6.2-inch Max Vision Full HD+ display, a 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor, an Adreno 506 GPU chip, 4GB of memory and 64GB of internal storage.

The next model, the Moto G7 Power, will retail for $249 and includes a massive 5,000mAh battery that promises power for up to 60 hours on a single charge. The G7 Power also features the same display, processor and chip of the Moto G7, but with 3GB of memory and 32GB of internal storage.

Meanwhile, the Moto G7 Play handset will start at $199 and features a 5.7-inch Max Vision HD+ display, the same processor and GPU as the previous two models, 2GB of memory and 32GB of built-in storage.

A serious vulnerability in container technology publicly reported on Feb. 11 could potentially enable an attacker to gain unauthorized access to the host operating system. At the core of the container technology stack is a low-level component known as runc, which spawns and runs containers.

The new vulnerability is a flaw in the runc, in which an attacker could potentially get access to the underlying operating system. This puts all the containers that run on the host, as well as the host itself, at risk.

A patch is publicly available in the upstream runc project, and multiple vendors and cloud providers are pushing the updates where necessary.