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Samsung Galaxy S III, other Android devices susceptible to malware through Google Play

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Cell Phones, Google, Software

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A "severe vulnerability" has been identified within the Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note II, and possibly other Android devices.

The vulnerability leaves these devices open to malware downloaded in remote apps, which can then read user data and even brick your phone completely. "The good news is we can easily obtain root on these devices and the bad is there is no control over it," said xda-developers user Alephzain. Usually, vulnerabilities like this require physical access to the phone, while this vulnerability allows it to be attacked from apps downloaded from the Google Play Store.

Samsung is apparently aware of the problem, but has not publicly acknowledged the problem. Millions of devices are reportedly at risk right now as public knowledge of the issue spreads.

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Hearing a lot about these malwares, scares #### out of me to use android phone, but i feel all these are just controversies purposely created.

This is the only reason I use and will stick with the iPhone. Stability and app-experience is key for me.

Malware is going to run a muck on android. Hopefully Iphone doesn’t see the same issues.

how about the new samsung galaxy s4 ???

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This is actually the only reason I take advantage of and can stick to the iPhone. Stability and app-experience is key for me personally.

Techcrot Techcrot 2/27/14 5:02 pm

Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you writing this post plus the rest of the site is also really

Pawan Sharma Pawan Sharma 3/8/14 7:50 am

A very nice article. I want to now the exact price

Appseyes Appseyes 3/18/14 7:54 am

This is the only reason I use and will stick with the iPhone. Stability and app-experience is key for me.

k s ajay k s ajay 3/25/14 11:56 am

most useful article about the samsung and android, this can help users.


i use android from samsung offcourse and no malware at all
so i will keep using android platform it is easy to use simple and lot off fun

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Micromax Flash File House Micromax Flash File House 3/28/14 11:59 am

these is most useful article about the samsung and android, this can help users.

Thanks For sharing this post smile. Antiviruses can take over this issue but sometimes rooting can even damage your android. This information is really helpful. Thanks Again smile

techboy techboy 4/10/14 9:42 pm

great article!!! love samsung

techgempak techgempak 4/27/14 4:59 pm

just install antivirus should be fine?

this is a really amazing post..it has given me a great view at galaxy s3..loved the article and the website

samsung galaxy 3 samsung galaxy 3 6/10/14 5:45 am

for my part i tried with google play and eveything is going alwright for now, i think it depends of applications, for my part i use only really simple application so…

mandela145 mandela145 6/16/14 5:34 pm

All <a href=“http://www.crack-tube.com/category/mobile/”>Mobile</a> Phones are funny. One day it will stop working, that then ?

samsung galaxy III is a gadget that is popular today, in addition to affordable price also has a fairly simple design

Awesome Article mBrother ! Good to hear about S3 :D

Prashanth Prashanth 7/20/14 3:20 pm

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samsung is the best androit, i like samsung…

samsung ,,,hmmm.i use it

Al-Imran Akanda Al-Imran Akanda 7/25/14 1:00 am

Samsung Galaxy Phones are the top android smartphone than other phone. Because, it is supported lot of best android apps for users.

Ardian Andro Ardian Andro 7/26/14 11:19 pm

I think samsung is always superior .. especially now there are samsung s5

Samsung S5 Samsung S5 7/26/14 11:23 pm

<a href=“http://www.omahandroid.com/harga-samsung-galaxy-s5/” rel=“folow”>Samsung Galaxy S5</a> is the best from the rest

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