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Root users: Data could be at riskGeneral

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  1. Sayasugizo

    Sayasugizo Well-Known Member

  2. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

    Very interesting since I'm considering switching to an s3 next week and that I'm an avid root user too :eek:
  3. airtioteclint

    airtioteclint Well-Known Member

    I don't use S Memo so this may be a dumb question but. Where does S Memo store this data and how would people access it?? Is it sent to some database somewhere?
  4. Sayasugizo

    Sayasugizo Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I don't know answer(s) about it. I just thought it's something you guys would want/like to know.
  5. airtioteclint

    airtioteclint Well-Known Member

    Gotcha. :) Hopefully somebody can fill us in more. I think I deleted S Memo the first day.
  6. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    Its stored locally on your phone. You'd be surprised how many big name apps have done this in the past. IM typing from one now that used to do it.:eek:

    Anyway, the data is readable for by app given root (superuser) permissions that is programmed to search for it. Aka not any at all at the moment but its a risk nonetheless.

    I'd expect Samsung to patch this shortly. Wouldn't be a difficult fix.

    I'll leave this in the general s3 forum for now since there's no reason for 5 different threads
    airtioteclint likes this.
  7. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Don't forget, up until android 2.3.4, ALL your passwords were transmitted wirelessly in plain text...

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