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Posted by on Sep 25, 2012 in Hacking, Infosec | 0 comments

Samsung Touch Wiz exploit could reset your smartphone with a click

Samsung Touch Wiz exploit could reset your smartphone with a click

A Samsung Galaxy SII with Touch Wiz If you are a Samsung smartphone owner, you are in for a big trouble if  Samsung does not release a fix soon for a recent exploit by which any one can factory reset your mobile with a simple click ! Ravi Shankar a Security researcher in Telecommunications department at Technical University Berlin demoed the USSD code vulnerability in the Samsung Touch Wiz Android skin found in it’s flagship smartphones such as Galaxy S1, SII and the more recent SIII at the ektoparty security conference in Buenos Aires. He said that, the USSD code to reset Samsung smartphones can be invoked via HTML, QR and NFC and the phone can be factory reset with user intervention. He further added that the url for the malicious site with HTML code could be sent as an sms and still wipe the phone when the link is clicked. This exploit is confirmed to work on all Galaxy SII models and AT&T version of Galaxy SIII, Ravi mentions in the...

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Posted by on Jun 13, 2012 in Mobiles | 0 comments

Samsung to bring their own Facebook competitor, code named Samsung Facebook !!

Samsung to bring their own Facebook competitor, code named Samsung Facebook !!

If  the report from The Korea Times is true, then it means samsung doesn’t ponder much on the code names of their projects. The report states a Samsung Official has revealed the company’s hopes to launch its social networking service to compete with Facebook. The report further says that the internal name this project in Samsung is ‘Samsung Facebook’ !! Samsung’s social network is believed to built on top of Amazon’s cloud computing platform and a company official confirmed to The Kore Times that the new service “will become available in the first quarter of next year at the earliest,” adding that the goal is to expand Samsung’s “social media service across different devices from different companies across different mobile platforms.” source : The...

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Posted by on Nov 2, 2011 in Android Mobile, Gadgets, Mobiles | 0 comments

Galaxy Note launched in India for Rs 34,990

Galaxy Note launched in India for Rs 34,990

Samsung Galaxy Note the supposedly first Tablet-Phone and first 4G LTE Android device in India has been launched in India for Rs 34,990  (approx $715) .This Tablet-Phone comes with a 5.3″ screen and with a special stylus called Advanced Smart Pen (S Pen), which allows you to write/draw on the screen serving as additional input medium. The device comes with Android 2.3 (gingerbread) at the time of Galaxy Nexus with ICS (Ice cream sandwich) having started its pre booking. The specifications of the Galaxy Note are as follows, Processor : 1.4GHz Dual Core Processor                                   Network  :  HSPA+ up to 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100                                   4G LTE                            EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900                    Display     : 5.3” WXGA (1280 x 800, 285 PPI) screen          ...

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