Dangerous Samsung Exynos exploit abounds

Galaxy S3 and Note users, be warned
Adam Smith

December 17, 2012
GALAXY S III

A nasty exploit has popped up which affects certain Samsung Exynos powered handsets.

The exploit could allow a malware author to access the phone’s RAM and potentially root and take control of your handset.

Apparently this affects a number of Samsung smartphones, including the Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note. It could also hit any device which uses the Exynos 4412 or 4210 processor, Slashgear reports.

Should you own one of these models, you might want to take extra care when it comes to downloading apps, and don’t stray outside of content you’re certain is safe (or as certain as you can be).

Given that this is a pretty serious exploit, it should be fixed quite soon, so you may just want to lie low on the downloading front for the time being while that patch is worked on.






 

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