Today, Samsung released a statement regarding the Exynos vulnerability issue that is plaguing most of its devices. It has stated that it is aware of the security issue and that it will release software updates as soon as possible in order to fix and secure the affected devices.
Here is Samsung’s Statement:
“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.”
Hopefully, the update gets out sooner rather than later. It’s uneasy knowing that at any moment, your device can be completely taken over by a malicious app via the RAM component. Is anyone thinking about those Decepticons in Transformers right now?
You can read about the details of the Samsung Exynos vulnerability flaw here.