A security researcher has disclosed a little ploy that places Samsung Galaxy S3 information at risk. Inserting an uncomplicated 11 digit string of characters & symbols in a web page is sufficient to push a Galaxy S3 unit that visits the site to set on a complete factory reset of the phone. Every contact, image, song, application, & any other data will be deleted.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is running on Android, but allegedly the matter is exclusive to South Korean manufacturer’s TouchWiz UI that it overlies on the core Android operating system. As per the reports, other Samsung phones that utilize the TouchWiz user interface — such as the Galaxy S2 or the Galaxy S—are at risk as well.
As the code has been exposed, it’s being spread online. Attackers can discover what the magic code is very easily, & create malicious sites that can delete data in Samsung smartphones in a moment. Once the code is penetrated, & the remote wipe is released, there is no method to terminate the procedure.
Samsung has come up with a solution in the form of an update. Users can utilize the OTA (over-the-air) update service to use the patch.