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Major exploit found in Samsung models using Exynos 4210 and Exynos 4412 processors

Major exploit found in Samsung models using Exynos 4210 and Exynos 4412 processors
Bad news for those owning some of Samsung's flagship devices like the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Samsung GALAXY Note II. According to XDA member alephazin, Samsung devices with the Exynos 4210 or 4412 processor are vulnerable to being controlled through any Android app. The opening, he says, is dangerous and could expose the phone to apps designed to create havoc. In theory, memory could be wiped or phones could be bricked.

Another XDA member named Chainfire has devised a one click root-method using the exploit. Samsung has been notified about the situation and we wouldn't be surprised to find the Korean based manufacturer sending out a patch soon to close this opening.

In the meantime, here is a list of devices that could be affected. Samsung Galaxy S II (GT-I9100), Samsung Galaxy S III (GT-I9300), Samsung Galaxy S III LTE (GT-I9305), Samsung GALAXY Note (GT-N7000), Samsung GALAXY Note II (GT-N7100), Samsung GALAXY Note II Verizon-Locked Bootloader (SCH-I605), Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (GT-N8000), Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8010).

A developer named Supercurio has come up with an instant fix, which needless to say, you use at your own risk. You can find the site, called Project Voodoo, by clicking on this link.

source: XDA, TheNextWeb, via AndroidAuthority

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