January 15, 2013

Samsung device users take note!

If you have a Samsung Galaxy S3 or a Samsung Note, there is apparently a security hole. It is not yet patched and Samsung isn't talking when asked what they will do about it. They do know about it. In the meantime, be very careful of any new apps downloaded. So far this one hasn't been exploited in the wild, but I expect there will be some coming out this week. It is an exploit that is specific to the device chipset which is why the Nexus 10 isn't vulnerable.

Here is the Gizmodo article.

Here is the NextWeb article.

At the end of the NextWeb article there is a link to a site where you can download a fix for this.  Whether or not you do so is up to you.  If you don't download a bunch of apps all the time it might be better to wait and see what Samsung does.  I say that since I know nothing about the person providing the temporary patch. 

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