Earlier this week, a major security issue was uncovered which will affect most of the Samsung devices including the popular Samsung Galaxy S III. An exploit makes the devices powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 4 processors vulnerable to unauthorized access to the physical memory of the devices.
Now Samsung has acknowledged the potential security issue is planning to provide a software update very soon to fix the issue. They have issues a statement in this regards.
“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 issue may arise only when a malicious application is operated on the affected devices; however, this does not affect most devices operating credible and authenticated applications.
Samsung will continue to closely monitor the situation until the software fix has been made available to all affected mobile devices.”
Until the fix is released by Samsung, we advise users to stay away from untrustworthy apps which could mean potentially malicious. Although this does not mean that you should use such apps when there is no security vulnerability. Just be careful.
If you are very much concerned about the security issue at the moment, you can get a third party fix. It can be downloaded from here. The fix is reversible and no root is requires, and is fairly simple.
Source: Android Central