Its only a matter of time when a technical glitch is discovered in the product which very well shakes up the product’s existence. Sometimes these are discovered after the product has come into the market and sometimes in testing stages. Now we have for you today a big technical mistake Samsung has made. Samsung proudly boasted of the technological wonders their S III and Note II were. But from what we are going to tell you , their claims might be put to shame.
XDA Developer forum member Alephazain has claimed to find an exploit in the Samsung’s Android powered smartphones which could let malware run all over the phone’s system like a raging bull on Exynos processor based phones. These include the Samsung Galaxy SIII , Note II ,Galaxy SII and even the Chinese wonder , Meizu MX. The issue has been discovered for the phones carrying Exynos 4410 and Exynos 4412 chips.
Now let us explain to you what the exploit really is and why you should even care about it. The exploit can wipe your entire data clean like a slate by accessing the physical memory of the mobile phone via a malicious application or worse still , can quietly have an access to all your personal data. If this was not enough, it can brick your device too. So if you own a Samsung device or your device has any of the mentioned chipsets, you better read on.
Coming to exploit prone devices , these are Samsung Galaxy S II GT-I9100, Samsung Galaxy S III GT-I9300, Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE GT-I9305, Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000, Samsung Galaxy Note II GT-N7100, Verizon Galaxy Note II SCH-I605 , Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8010. Chainfire , a XDA moderator has posted that Samsung is well aware of the issue and has not come up with an official statement yet.
Having said all this, it is worth mentioning that their Exynos 5 chip is pretty much exploit-free and this has been confirmed by the developer Supercurio and their Nexus 10 tablet is exploit free. He has also released a fix for this exploit and is available for download from Project Voodoo. Currently there are no malware in the Play store to take advantage of this glitch. But it is only a matter of time when that starts to happen so you are not totally safe. We had a glitch , we have a fix but what we believe that you should wait for Samsung to come up with an official statement and a fix before you start a jungle fire among your peers and you end up bricking your device without the malware.
via – XDA