Samsung TouchWiz Devices Vulnerable to Mischief

By | September 26, 2012

Source: F-Secure.com

In this article “Saw this tweet yesterday on Twitter:

The account is a parody… but the “tel:*2767*3855%23” is quite serious.

It’s a reference to a “vulnerability” which exists on some versions of Samsung Android phones, those running Samsung’s TouchWiz UI. (So, not Nexus.) And by vulnerability, we mean that some “genius” developed a feature to factory hard reset TouchWiz devices using an Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) code — without requiring a prompt from the user!”

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