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samsung galaxy3 serious security hole


sunnystaines

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/samsung/9565395/Hidden-web-code-means-hackers-can-wipe-Samsung-Galaxy-S3.html

the article shows how to stop the hole it says "to guard against the attacks is to switch off "service loading" in settings, and disable QR code and NFC apps. " in galaxy3 cannot find service loading can anyone help please, got no QR or NFC in apps either?

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sunnystaines

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gets a mention on pca news but no info on disabling the flaw risk settings

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/mobile-phone/3400590/samsung-galaxy-s3-remote-wipe-hack-revealed/

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Woolwell

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Have you downloaded the latest software update?

It is apps that use QR or NFC not QR and NFC apps.

See this Check if your device is vulnerable.

IMHO the risk is overstated.

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sunnystaines

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woolwell thanks downloaded the large firmware update about a week ago, checked today no update.

thanks for the link

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Nontek

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sunnystaines

Another update available today! I have just updated mine.

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sunnystaines

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nontek getting none available

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Nontek

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My latest update automatically appeared when I connected to Samsung Kies on PC.

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