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Security Flaw Discovered For Samsung Android Phones

Posted on the 26 September 2012 by Mirchimart @Chilbuli_Guide

If you are using Samsung Android news than this Article is for you. Security Researcher revealed this vulnerability which can wipe out your whole data means can reset your phone. Researcher, Ravi Borgaonkar at Ekoparty security conference in Argentina demonstrated the vulnerability overnight.

See Demo below:

A simple USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) code – render the phone inoperable by sending a website, QR code, NFC transmission or pushed SMS message to the device. These connectivities can reset the Galaxy S III or indeed other Samsung handsets. Once process of resetting gets started you can’t abort it by any way.

How To Check Is your Samsung Android Phone Vulnerable or not? Follow Below Steps:

1.Visit this link through your phone’s Web browser.

2. If your phone’s dialler pops up and shows a number, your phone isn’t affected and there’s no need to worry.

But if it Shows IMEI number than your phone is vulnerable.

Than you need to do download TelStop App from Google Play Store until official patch or fix from carrier or company. To test again you need to visit above link again and select TelStop when asked to select. If all things are correct than you will get warning of malicious code.

So now is your Android Phone affected with USSD Security flaw or not?

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