Samsung updates the Galaxy S III to resolve its remote wipe issue
The flaw itself has stemmed from the way Samsung's TouchWiz handles USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) codes. Apparently, if those codes are embedded in a web page, to which you are redirected in some way, what would follow is a wipe now, ask questions later. Thankfully, the problem is now a thing of the past for GS III users, but it looks like some other TouchWiz handsets are still vulnerable. Let's hope that Samsung is going to fix them as quickly as it fixed the GS III.
1. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)
When will i get jb in india?
Of course s3.
3. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Same here - but it'l probably come soon.
Unlike Apple - Samsung always takes care of security flaws and bugs in a timely manner. :)
4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 4708; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I wonder if this update is going to have to go through individual carrier acceptance before being rolled out?