Is it just me, or since Apple and Samsung bitch slapped each other, mobile news has been pumping out into the world wide web? Today’s news is about a major security vulnerability in some TouchQiz-based Samsung smartphones, which includes the Galaxy S2 and certain Galaxy S3 models on the older firmware.
The vulnerability is quite scary – with a single line of code on a website, the device visiting the website will immediately trigger a factory reset without prompting the user! Youch. This means that with a little extra code, you could more than likely automatically dial a number on the device or who knows what else.
The fix: Update your device’s software as soon as possible if you use your mobile to surf the Internet or use applications.
I’m not a Samsung user (although the D500 was one of my best phones ever), but from what I can tell, the Samsung site offers what you need to do an update to your phone’s firmware.
Have you experienced this problem?