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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by NT6X, Dec 23, 2012.

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  2. scary alien

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    Wow, NT6X, thank you for posting this.

    Very interesting reading through all of the referenced downstream links.

    The first article does say Samsung is aware and working on a fix--I'm sure its a pretty big deal for them since it affects so many devices, but that probably lengthens the time it will take to have a fix for your specific device.

    They (Samsung) is probably also weighing the likelihood of a malicious app (coming from a non-Market source) that might implement this. If you stick to well-known apps from well-known sources, you should be fine.

    There are apparently ways to install a patch to close the exploit, but it basically involves rooting your device (you can unroot it afterwards, though and let the patch in-place).

    Very cool post, though! :)

    edit: also, non-root temporary fix is available: http://project-voodoo.org/articles/instant-fix-app-for-exynos-mem-abuse-vulnerability-no-root-required-reversible, but it may impact your ability install an OTA update (especially ones pushed-out to address / fix the exploit :eek:), so all due caution is advised.
     

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 release date was September 2012. Features and Specs include a 5.5" inch screen, 8MP camera, 2GB RAM, Exynos 4412 Quad processor, and 3100mAh battery.

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