Samsung starts pushing Exynos security fix update

Samsung starts pushing Exynos security fix update
Last month, there was a security flaw exposed in the Samsung Exynos, which could potentially allow a malicious app to gain root access to a user's device with user consent. Root access could lead to plenty of bad endings, but the issue is getting resolved as Samsung has pushed updates to two new devices today which will close the security hole.

The security flaw was found by the community at XDA, and even when the flaw was found, a good-natured dev at XDA came up with a fix, for those willing to trust his work. The flaw had the potential to be quite bad, but the issue was made even worse by the fact that back in November it had been discovered that S-Note stored your Google account credentials in plain text, and that file could be accessed on a rooted device.

Samsung had pushed an update patch to some Galaxy S III devices earlier this month, but today it also pushed updates for the T-Mobile Galaxy Note II, and the Sprint Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch. The updates are pushing out over-the-air now, but Samsung still has work to do as a number of Galaxy model smartphones remain at risk. 

source: T-Mobile & Sprint via The Verge

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GALAXY Note II T-Mobile
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(15h talk time)
Epic 4G Touch
  • Display 4.5" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Dual, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1800 mAh(8.70h talk time)

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8 Comments

1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

"Better late than never" --Android fan

2. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

When is late and when is not late?

3. mick25

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Exactly how is this late?

5. bucky

Posts: 3783; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

It's been out for 8 months in guessing is what he was saying.

6. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

But security flaw was exposed only last month.

4. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

try to make some alterations to your design as well.

7. andregabeh87

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

Does the Galaxy Note (GT-N7000) has this issue?

8. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

Yes, please does the galaxy note gt-N7000 have this flaw?

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