Yesterday we reported that due to an exploit, Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones could have their data wiped completely simply by clicking on a link. Certainly bad news for Galaxy owners who may or may not be as discerning when surfing websites, but the good news is that Samsung wasted no time in closing up the exploit. The company has since released an update for their Galaxy S3 handsets that will patch it up, although it is unclear as to whether the other affected Galaxy handsets like the Galaxy S2, Galaxy S Advance, Galaxy Beam and Galaxy Ace have been patched as well. In a statement issued by Samsung:

We would like to assure our customers that the recent security issue concerning the GALAXY S III has already been resolved through a software update. We recommend all GALAXY S III customers to download the latest software update, which can be done quickly and easily via the Over-The-Air (OTA) service.

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Samsung Galaxy S3
1280x720 Super AMOLED
Price (approximative)
~$170 - Amazon
8 MP
F2.6 Aperture Size
Image Stabilization
133 g
2100 mAh
Removable Battery
Launched in
Exynos 4412 + MicroSD
Storage (GB)
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