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Samsung promised a patch for new Exynos chip vulnerability

2012 December 21

Korea’s Tech Giant Samsung promised a patch for the recently discovered vulnerability found in its Exynos processor powered devices (i.e. Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, etc.). This vulnerability can allow hackers to access the mobile phone’s user data. 

It was Android Central who quoted a Samsung spokesperson saying that the company is aware of the of the said Exynos vulnerability and is currently preparing software updates.

A Samsung spokesperson was quoted saying: “Samsung is aware of the potential security issue related to Exynos processor and plans to provide a software update to address it as quickly as possible.”

Android Central also noted that the said vulnerability can be exploited with a specially crafted malicious app. Now because of this, most devices operating credible and authenticated applications will not be affected.

Android Central said: Íf you’re not downloading sketchy apps, you probably don’t have much to worry about”.

The same website noted the exploit and was discovered just over the weekend. This could potentially give malicious app access over an affected device’s RAM or Random Access Memory.

If you own famous Samsung devices using the Exynos processor in the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Samsung Galaxy S3 (international variant), Samsung Galaxy S2 (international variant), these devices are said to be vulnerable to an attack.

Android Central also noted that recently third-party fixes were made available for those of you who are worried about the said malware for your precious Exynos powered Samsung devices.

Are you prepared for this? Are you even scared of this vulnerability? Share your thoughts with us.

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