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Security issue discovered on Exynos-based devices

17 December, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Security issue discovered on Exynos-based devices - read the full textA security issue has been identified on Android devices running Samsung's Exynos processors, which includes phones such as the Galaxy S II, Galaxy S III, Note and the Note II (international models). The issue was identified by an xda-developers member 'Alephzain' and if exploited, lets any...


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I don't care about this. Only idiots processes payments through phones. As long as they don't get money from me, I don't care. I never even really have to buy 'paid' Android apps. Oh, the beauty of Android.

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  • 2012-12-17 13:06
  • t7Xi

I own USA Galaxy S3 It has Snapdragen 1.5 dual core not Exynos. USA version don't have this issue.

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  • 2012-12-17 12:32
  • 49xm

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-17 11:33 from IWQZ - click to readThe 8210 was much better

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  • 2012-12-17 12:20
  • mXb5

Samsung.... you too

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  • 2012-12-17 11:46
  • P$k5

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-17 09:25 from wuwx - click to readThen perhaps you should just use Nokia 3310

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  • 2012-12-17 11:33
  • IWQZ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-17 09:45 from Jxhg - click to readTsk tsk, thats still a big problem though.. it means it can also steal log-in infos coz that is stored in the cache which is also part of the ram alotmet right??..

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  • 2012-12-17 11:14
  • vaNH

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-17 09:45 from Jxhg - click to readIncorrect, an app could use this exploit to root the device with no superuser app and gain access to all data on the phone.

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  • 2012-12-17 10:59
  • ixiE

Well at least we know about this but what about the millions that just buy phones and don't care about visiting forums etc, the devices mentioned must number about 100 million globally, Samsung need to push patches for this asap, as many will be unaware they're even vulnerable. And not rely on XDA although apparently Chainfire has bought the thread to Samsungs attention.

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  • 2012-12-17 10:19
  • 39x{

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-17 07:01 from sSV$ - click to readYou mean like Facebook app for instance? :) ;)

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  • 2012-12-17 10:04
  • M8T2

This exploit must be done through an app, a webpage is not enough, so dont sideload apps until you have a patch, thats all you need to do to be safe. Most of us dont sideload apps anyway, and we dont install Play Store apps with much less than 4 stars, i doubt an exploit app that made it to the Play Store will get 4 stars, right...

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  • 2012-12-17 09:54
  • Kg{s

> In reply to Observer @ 2012-12-17 08:15 from P@1G - click to readIt gets ram access, so it can steal ram info, so if you dont open a picture, it cannot be stolen

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  • 2012-12-17 09:45
  • Jxhg

> In reply to GETALIFE @ 2012-12-17 08:27 from 25F} - click to readWell, if some virus makers discovered it before them they wouldn´t just tell samsung/theMedia/whoever about this, they would sell the information on black market and/or start developing viruses exploiting it right away.

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  • 2012-12-17 09:44
  • 00mP

Samsung & Android? Maybe allows Google to use your details to market your information to the wider world?

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  • 2012-12-17 09:25
  • wuwx

download fix and stay sharp. move along, nothing to see here...

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  • 2012-12-17 09:15
  • ms4Z

Android has too many issues. Reason why I left to iOS and then Windows Phone.

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  • 2012-12-17 08:59
  • kg3U

I think S2 has a pretty good battery performance, but when it was updated to 4.0.4, it consumes battery during stand-by mode.So that must be it. The ICS 4.0.4 version surfaces the issue.Is there anyone who has the same problem? please help.

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  • 2012-12-17 08:54
  • vxrD

> In reply to [deleted post]yeah Sri lankan version wont get Jelly bean for another month or two... :\ from SL too

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  • 2012-12-17 08:45
  • tevd

> In reply to i HATER @ 2012-12-17 07:31 from U@f2 - click to readThey just discovered the security issue here. The keyword here is "JUST".

Which means they didn't found out about that until just recently. So NOW, your S2 and Note2 are vulnerable to attacks.

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  • 2012-12-17 08:27
  • 25F}

> In reply to AElHusseiny @ 2012-12-17 07:52 from fqh% - click to readWow! You don't know what this news mean?? It means that if some one who is crafty enough to create a app that could steal any of your data using that glitch. Does that make any sense at all with you?

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  • 2012-12-17 08:15
  • P@1G

can antivirus apps like Avast handle such malware issues? should we really need to install such fix? I currently own a Samsung S3 still running ICS.

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  • 2012-12-17 08:13
  • th9J

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