Crazy New Exploit Can Brick Samsung Phones or Steal All Their Data

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    Henry Brown
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    FYI:

    Impact will vary significantly...
    Some further distribution probably NOT a bad idea...

    Affected Systems/Smart phones

    • Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100
    • Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300
    • Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE GT-I9305
    • Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000
    • Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100
    • Verizon Galaxy Note 2 SCH-I605 (locked bootloaders)
    • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000
    • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8010

    From Gizmodo:

    According to a thread at XDA Developers, there's an exploit out there that can let Android malware apps get at all your physical memory, for the purposes of stealing your data or deleting it or ????

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    A TEMPORARY repair until Samsung can distribute a fully developed (and tested patch) from Project Voodo

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    More information from The Next Web:
    New exploit could give Android malware apps access to user data on Samsung GS III, other devices
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    More Information from PC Magazine

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    A flaw in the Android kernel on some Samsung devices can expose those handsets to attack from malicious apps, according to a post on a mobile developer forum over the weekend.

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