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Samsung TouchWiz vulnerability will wipe some phones after just clicking a link

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posted on Sep, 25 2012 @ 07:44 PM
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Samsung TouchWiz vulnerability will wipe some phones after just clicking a link


www.theverge.com

Samsung is finding itself in a spot of bother this morning, as a particular piece of HTML code has emerged that, when clicked, instantly resets the Galaxy S II — and potentially other Android devices running the TouchWiz UI.
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posted on Sep, 25 2012 @ 07:44 PM
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the article goes on to say :


The Galaxy S II is the only device we're certain is affected by the problem so far, though Tweakers.net reports successfully recreating it on the Galaxy S Advance as well. We're in touch with Samsung to get a better idea of the full scale and depth of this vulnerability.

Update: We have now tested this flaw on an AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III and have confirmed it works on that carrier's version of the phone. Samsung tells us it's "looking into" the reports.


It was Pau Olivia who discovered the code which can be seen here : twitter.com...

Ouch this has to be highly embarrassing for the android phone community , especially with the release of the iPhone 5 happening at the moment. Word is that Samsung has known about this for a while but not done anything about it.

www.theverge.com
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