Samsung going to fix the Exynos kernel security-hole ‘as quick as possible’
Samsung recently faces slip in the sales of the company’s popular Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II and other high-end devices as a vulnerable security-hole found in the Exynos 4 based kernel. And now Samsung comes up to serve their consumers and going to fix the hole ‘as quick as possible’ to retain high sales and excellence in customer support.
According to Alex Dobie at Android Central, one of the Samsung spokesperson conceded the issue with Exynos kernel and states;
Samsung is aware of the potential security issue related to the Exynos processor and plans to provide a software update to address it as quickly as possible.
The issue may arise only when a malicious application is operated on the affected devices; however, this does not affect most devices operating credible and authenticated applications.
Samsung will continue to closely monitor the situation until the software fix has been made available to all affected mobile devices.
It clearly shows that the Korean giant was unaware of the issue before it was notified by the member at XDA forum, however, Samsung promised that soon the issue will be fixed by the official channel.
Several users already opted for patches developed by third-party developers, though by using some patches on the devices might arise some issues as well because these are not designed for all firmware versions. We have already suggested to avoid uncommon app downloads even from the Play Store to get rid of such security issues.
In case you are not aware of the security-hole, Samsung manufactured Exynos 4210 and Exynos 4412 chip based kernels are vulnerable to attacks and developers can easily modifies core components of the devices without even notifying the end-user. The devices which are in concern with such vulnerable issue are Samsung’s Galaxy S II, Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Note 10.1 and some devices by Lenovo.
We suggests all the users to have patience as the Korean giant is soon going to fix the security-hole and till then do not install any uncommon apps on any of the above stated devices as your device could face any malware attack by such uncommon suspected apps.