Samsung Galaxy S3

Samsung has said the Galaxy S3 hack has been fixed to prevent the security exploit.

This week it was reported that the Galaxy S3 was vulnerable to a hack which could see the smartphone completely wiped and even the SIM card bricked. Samsung has responded claiming that users are now safe thanks to a software update.

Samsung said in a statement: "We would like to assure our customers that the recent security issue concerning the Galaxy S III has already been resolved through a software update."

"We recommend all Galaxy S III customers to download the latest software update, which can be done quickly and easily via the Over-The-Air (OTA) service."

The hack involves a line of USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) code being sent to the device from a website, NFC or a QR code which wipes it entirely.

This exploit apparenty works on any device with Samsung's TouchWiz software. We're waiting to hear back on whether non-Galaxy S3 users are safe.

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