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Samsung “Aware” of Vulnerability Issue Related to Exynos Processor

by Brandon Russell | December 19, 2012December 19, 2012 11:00 am PST


That pesky exploit affecting some of Samsung’s most popular handsets is being dealt with, the company said on Wednesday. An actual fix hasn’t been implemented, though Samsung hopes to rectify the situation “as quickly as possible.” Well, yeah, we certainly hope so.

Samsung confirmed that its Exynos processor is in fact vulnerable to malicious apps, which can potentially lead to hackers swiping private info, wiping your phone, and other not so fun stuff. As always, the best course of action is to avoid apps that seem sketchy—that should be a rule for everyone, always.

“Samsung is aware of the potential security issue related to the Exynos processor and plans to provide a software update to address it as quickly as possible,” the company said in a statement. “Samsung will continue to closely monitor the situation until the software fix has been made available to all affected mobile devices.”

If you’re super concerned you might fall victim to the exploit, Android Central has outlined an extensive “What You Need to Know” post, along with some third-party fixes.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...