Security Holes Found in The Samsung Gadgets

samsung exynos Security Holes Found in The Samsung GadgetsVulnerability found on some Samsung smartphone, which is allowing an application can take user data without permission. This vulnerability was discovered by XDA member under the pseudonym Alephzain and found on Exynos 4. Exynos 4 is a system-on-chip based on ARM which can be found in smartphones and tablets from Samsung.

Alephzain has developed an exploit that can bypass an entry permit into the system, thus allowing an application to extract data in RAM or inject malicious code into the kernel.

Alephzain said that he found this security hole when looking for another way to root hers Galaxy S3 . And it turns out he used this method could also be applicable for the Galaxy S2, Galaxy Note, and the Meizu MX. He tried on his Nexus 10 but was not affected because wearing Exynos 5.

This Exynos 4 chip found in the Galaxy S II (Sprint), Galaxy Tab 2, Galaxy Note 10.1, and some models of Galaxy Player. International version of the Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note, and the Galaxy Note II also includes devices that have this security hole. But the U.S. version of the Galaxy S III is not affected.

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In a statement on Android Central, Samsung stated that they knew of this issue and are working on a software update to resolve this issue.

“will continue to closely monitor the situation until the software fix has been made available to all affected mobile devices,” said Samsung.

“For gadget users are affected, do not worry. During you only download apps from Google Play Store, gadget will be secure. This is not a thing to be greatly exaggerated,” Samsung said in a statement.


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