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Latest software update for the Samsung Galaxy S3 fixes security exploit (Exynos)

2013 January 5

It was more than two weeks ago when we reported about vulnerability found on the Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, and other Samsung devices (using the Exynos processor). Now, the said problem can subject the devices to open itself to malicious exploits attacks (i.e. malware and even steal your personal data).  Yes, the thought is scary knowing how people can simply use your personal data via your devices without you knowing it’s already happening. 

The good news is (well, if you’re from the UK), according to Sammobile “The security flaw was in the kernel which made the device R/W by all users, apps and gave access to full Physical Memory. In short, vulnerability gave root permissions to ‘any’ app and there was no control over it but now with the new system update the security hole has been patched”.

Now, this software update for your Samsung Galaxy S3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 2, is now available if you are from the UK. Yes, sadly, this is only available in the UK for now.

You can also get the said update via OTA or Over-The-Air. The said software update bears this number (JZO54K) also known as Android 4.1.2 and is said to fix your security exploit on your Samsung Galaxy S3.

Again, if you are from the UK, and you want to feel safe and secured, you can now get this update and download it to your Samsung Galaxy S3, via Over-The-Air and look for software update bearing the number JZO54K.

If you are from another country, then we will keep you posted. Hopefully soon enough, we will have the good news for you too.

For now, all you have to do is to wait for your respective software update (Android 4.1.2).

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