Samsung offers up patch for Galaxy S3 remote wipe vulnerability

Samsung’s Galaxy S3
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Samsung Galaxy S3 owners are subject to a vulnerability that can actually be fixed with an over-the-air update.
Samsung today said that users can install a security update over the air that will safeguard them from a vulnerability that could allow someone to remotely delete all of their personal data from the handset.
Security researcher Ravi Borgaonkar discovered the flaw and demonstrated it last week at a security conference in Argentina. The flaw lies in the way Samsung’s TouchWiz UI handles unstructured supplementary service data codes, which are…

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