MediaTest Digital happens to be a company that tests out the security of mobile devices as well as their corresponding software, and they were able to obtain sensitive user data from Samsung accounts, including names, email addresses, and passwords – which leads to the question; just how safe is all of our data stored online? Well, Samsung is now particularly aware of this security hole, and taking 5 days since the first report, Samsung has managed to respond accordingly – and in the best manner possible, by fixing the security hole to make sure that such a breach will not be able to happen again sometime down the road.
There is no further information on whether follow up tests will be held in order to verify as to whether the patch has been made, though. MediaTest’s findings saw that should someone access somebody else’s Samsung account, they too would be able to record and track a user’s movements while going through the entire list of locations that one has visited recently. Apart from that, they are also able to lock someone out out of their device and redirect calls. Creepy, and it sends a chill down your spine, doesn’t it? If you are a Galaxy S4 user, it might be better to reset your password just to be on the safe side via the Samsung Account website.