Samsung will internally review Exynos exploit
0. phoneArena 17 Dec 2012, 12:30 posted on
The vulnerability we told you on Sunday that certain Samsung devices have, will be the subject of an internal review by the Korean manufacturer as the exploit found on devices powered by Samsung Exynos 4210 and 4412 processors could allow a malicious app to takeover a Samsung device including some flagship models...
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1. mahmoodh (Posts: 17; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)
well we know samsung care about their customers as can be seen with the updates. im sure this will be solved quickly.
2. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1009; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
I was going to upgrade to the Note II before this bit of news broke. I need a new phone so im going to upgrade to the SIII (AT&T variant) and keep a lookout on what news comes from Samsung about this.
Hopefully this issue is resolved because this bit of news affects millions of samsung users and will hurt the company if not handled quickly
4. Dr.Phil (Posts: 937; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
You do know that someone came up with a patch for this that you can download and install without having to root your phone. The only problem is that you cannot use your front-facing camera while the application is on. I would say you can get the Note II, download this application, and then be without a front-facing camera until Samsung comes out with a patch.
Also, you shouldn't be worried. As I have noted in my previous comment on the other story, I don't think you will have a problem downloading and playing "Angry Birds" or any other application from a trusted publisher. The problem would arise if you download from an unknown or untrusted publisher, which in all honesty you would have had to worry about malware from it anyways. Worst case scenario, your phone bricks and Samsung will replace it. If you do buy the Note II, just be cautious of the applications you are downloading and try not to have any personal information on the phone until the official patch comes in (ie. don't download and use a banking application or send/receive any private pictures you wouldn't normally send, etc.).
6. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1009; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
i cant argue with that. its good that samsung is investigating the issue. I'l still upgrade to the SIII, but i can always get the Note II from warranty exchange or insurance in case the SIII messes up
Cant afford to fork up $300 for the Note II right now lol
5. hung2900 (Posts: 822; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
Supecurio is superb and can be trusted, so we do not have to care about our GS3 and Note 2's security currently. And i'm sure it will be fixed after one kernel update.
8. zaryab_hussain77 (Posts: 102; Member since: 30 Jun 2011)
An app wipped my whole data today ;'(