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Samsung Galaxy S3 security exploit (Exynos) issue fixed by new software update

If I am not mistaken, I reported about the Samsung Galaxy S3 (and other Samsung devices using Exynos processor) security exploit issue about more than two weeks ago. This said malware security exploit on the Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note, and others will allow attackers to steal your personal data and exploit malware.  This is something that many of you Samsung Galaxy S3 users were concerned of and I can’t blame you. It’s something that can happen right under your nose and yet you’re unaware of. 

But the good news is, 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”.

Sadly, the Android 4.1.2 software update is now available for UK residents only. If you are from the UK, then you can now get this update via Over-The-Air (OTA). This specific software update bears this number JZO54K and is also known as Android 4.1.2 software update.

The said update (JZO54K ) fixes the security exploit found on devices with Exynos processor including the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

Again, let me remind you that this is now available for OTA download and you have look for the number JZO54K. However, if you’re from a different country, please be patient. We promise to keep you posted about the fix potential malware exploit on your device (and hopefully it will be soon enough).

For now, if you own the Samsung Galaxy S3, try to get your update as soon as you can.

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