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General Root users: Data could be at risk

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Sayasugizo, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Sayasugizo

    Sayasugizo Well-Known Member
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  2. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender
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    Very interesting since I'm considering switching to an s3 next week and that I'm an avid root user too :eek:
     
  3. airtioteclint

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

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

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    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
     
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  7. SUroot

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

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