Samsung Galaxy S3 owners are subject to a vulnerability that can actually be fixed with an over-the-air update. Samsung today said that users can install a security update over the air that will safeguard them from a vulnerability that could allow someone to remotely delete all of their personal data from the handset. Security researcher Ravi Borgaonkar discovered the flaw and demonstrated it last week at a security conference in Argentina. The flaw lies in the way Samsung’s TouchWiz UI handles unstructured supplementary service data codes, which are allowed to execute commands on the device’s keypad. Read the full story at CNET.
Samsung offers up patch for Galaxy S3 remote wipe vulnerability
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