Samsung has the massive security hole in several of its smartphones confirmed. Affected include the flagship Galaxy S3 the Galaxy S2 the Galaxy Note 2 and various tablet PC. The vulnerability allows an attacker to steal data malicious code and the device even unusable. Samsung has declared to eliminate the vulnerability but at the same time downplayed the threat posed by it.
So far Samsung has provided no information when it will offer an update for the affected devices. The company said in a brief message with only that you know the issues watch the situation and working on a software update. The danger of the vulnerability played Samsung but down sharply A security risk on the devices can exist only if malicious software is running on the affected equipment devices with only authenticated applications from untrusted source are not affected by this issue.
This statement is ludicrous extent because in the past in Google's official Android Store Play repeatedly manipulated apps have surfaced. The best known case is from the summer of 2012 when two games were infected two weeks undetected offered in Google Play and download of up to 100,000 users. Android is the most popular operating system by malware authors, almost all new mobile malware are against this system. Is a gap only once known also increases the number of them exploiting ligands attacks.
Affected are all devices with Samsung's own Exynos 4210 processor and the 4412th These processors are built among others the Galaxy S3, Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Note 2 and in the Meizu MX. Also the Galaxy Note 10.1 the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and the Galaxy Tab 7.7 will be affected. The vulnerability is in the so called kernel code, with which the Exynos processors can be controlled. Every application installed on the device has full read and write access to the RAM. Infiltrated malicious programs can therefore spy and steal data.