Another Security Threat Found for Samsung’s Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II

For the second time this year, there is a serious security threat to Galaxy users. According to a member called “alepzain” on XDA Developers forum, Samsung’s line of Exynos 4 processors used in their flagship Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II smartphones may make the phones vulnerable to app-based attacks. A security hole in the Exynos processors allows for Play Store app to potentially break in to the phone’s RAM or inject malicious code into its kernel. [caption id="attachment_1207" align="alignnone" width="300"]galaxy-s-iii-ETradeSupply galaxy-s-iii-ETradeSupply[/caption] Earlier this year Touch-wiz enabled smartphones could be wiped out by a simple script when visiting a webpage. This however was quickly fixed through a simple update. But this new security threat has still not been resolved. CNET reports that a spokesperson for the company says that it is “currently in the process of conducting an internal review” of the issue. Any devices equipped with Exynos 4210 or 4412 and utilize Samsung’s kernel are potentially vulnerable to these app-based attacks. Samsung is the world’s largest vendor of smartphones, so this new security issue can potentially affect millions of users worldwide. From CNET and XDA Forum


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