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    Samsung Releases Update and Comments on the Galaxy S III Security Vulnerability

    Yesterday the story broke that Samsung's Galaxy S III and several other Samsung products were open to a security vulnerability that leaves them open to having their phones remotely wiped. Since then Samsung released a statement and an OTA update to the address the issue on the Galaxy S III. Here is Samsung's statement,

    “We would like to assure our customers that the recent security issue concerning the GALAXY S III has already been resolved through a software update. We recommend all GALAXY S III customers to download the latest software update, which can be done quickly and easily via the Over-The-Air (OTA) service.”
    Supposedly, the vulnerability still exists for several other Samsung devices, but Samsung has yet to comment on that. It's important to note that the issue is related to Samsung's UI overlay, TouchWiz and does not affect pure Android devices like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. While we are glad to see that Samsung has quickly admitted to and addressed the issue with the SSGS3, we would also like to hear what they are doing for any other devices that are affected. Of course, it has only been one day, so they are most likely scrambling to deal with it right now. In the mean-time, make sure you grab the OTA update ASAP, and we will keep you informed as we find out more.

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    Im on unlocked s3 and just checked updates and...

    no update......

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    Re: Samsung Releases Update and Comments on the Galaxy S III Security Vulnerability

    Same here, no update, although I did get a message yesterday that my "Samsung account" had an update - I assume it did the update because I havn't seen it since but I haven't had anything about a "Software Update".

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    Anyone know whether the update wipes out root?

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    I got it I think. CWM asked if I wanted the rom to install a stock recovery. Then asked if I wanted the rom to overwrite root access. Answered both to keep CWM and root (I think I had to answer yes to both, questions were worded oddly) and it's been fine.

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    Edited: never mind. Oops
    Last edited by ArcAngL; 09-27-2012 at 12:52 AM.


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