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    Default Galaxy S3 Security Vulnerability

    I saw this article this morning..

    Security exploit opens Samsung Galaxy S3, Note II to attack, could let apps from Google Play write to Kernel

    I went to the voodoo site at the bottom to install the fix until samsung releases one but once I installed the app it checked and says I'm already okay (see below).

    So I'm not sure if jelly bean fixed the exploit but if you're not on JB I'd ensure your safe.

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    Default Re: Galaxy S3 Security Vulnerability

    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    I saw this article this morning..

    Security exploit opens Samsung Galaxy S3, Note II to attack, could let apps from Google Play write to Kernel

    I went to the voodoo site at the bottom to install the fix until samsung releases one but once I installed the app it checked and says I'm already okay (see below).

    So I'm not sure if jelly bean fixed the exploit but if you're not on JB I'd ensure your safe.

    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums
    Thankfully this effects only phones with the Exynos processors. The USA versions have the Snapdragon S4 instead, and are not affected by this exploit.
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    Default Re: Galaxy S3 Security Vulnerability

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffreii View Post
    Thankfully this effects only phones with the Exynos processors. The USA versions have the Snapdragon S4 instead, and are not affected by this exploit.
    Ah I did not know that. Thanks for the information!

    Well.. International users watch out .

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    Default Re: Galaxy S3 Security Vulnerability

    Lol am i stupid???
    Cant find the fix .apk mate. U got link plz?
    Im on Exynos

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    Thanks mate.
    What does the camera warning mean?
    Mine seems ok anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by funkylogik View Post
    Thanks mate.
    What does the camera warning mean?
    It means that if you snap a picture of an Alien, your brains will be melted
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    The warning has something to do with the front face camera but I didn't put any thought into it, mainly because I don't take pictures with the front face camera
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    Quote Originally Posted by mctl View Post
    The warning has something to do with the front face camera but I didn't put any thought into it, mainly because I don't take pictures with the front face camera
    This funky. Apparently this temporary fix will mess up your front camera but not the back one. Once Samsung releases the official fix all will be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AxlMyk View Post
    It means that if you snap a picture of an Alien, your brains will be melted
    FFFUUUU.,.. nah fk off, what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    This funky. Apparently this temporary fix will mess up your front camera but not the back one. Once Samsung releases the official fix all will be good.

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    I never use it but my mirror app works mate so seems ok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by funkylogik View Post
    I never use it but my mirror app works mate so seems ok?

    Unbranded international s3 with Official JB. Paisley, Slotland, Western Europe :beer:
    Sounds good. I know the one I posted said it was possible it could mess it up but I don't think all will.

    At least you're secure now though .

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