Samsung Galaxy S3 ‘sudden death’ security flaw fixed in UK | CNET UK

Samsung is beginning to roll out a security patch to UK Galaxy S3 phones, designed to clear up a bug in the S3’s Exynos chip that could potentially see some phones being wiped or bricked by naughty hackers.

The sudden death bug, as it’s known, was found by an XDA Developers user and gives hackers access to the RAM of phones including the Galaxy S2, S3 and Note. “RAM dump, kernel code injection and others could be possible via app installation from Play Store,” user alephzain explains.

Samsung has pointed out that it only affects a very limited number of devices, but it could affect those running stock Android or custom ROMs after rooting the device.

via Samsung Galaxy S3 ‘sudden death’ security flaw fixed in UK | CNET UK.

One thought on “Samsung Galaxy S3 ‘sudden death’ security flaw fixed in UK | CNET UK

  1. Kristian Roger

    not true , XDA Developer stated it’s not fixed as some users with the latest update XLLEA wich was sent to UK reported that their device died on them.

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