Netbooks, PDA and Phones Thread, Nasty Samsung Galaxy S3 Factory Reset Bug in Technical; If anyone wants to check to see if their Android smartphone is vulnerable, click the link below. If it is, ...
27th September 2012, 07:44 AM #16
If anyone wants to check to see if their Android smartphone is vulnerable, click the link below. If it is, your IMEI number will be displayed in the box. Don't worry - your phone will not be wiped.
Thanks to Arthur from:
AngryTechnician (27th September 2012)
27th September 2012, 08:28 AM #17
In the comments on Dylan Reeve's blog there is a link to new app that intercepts auto-dialling and prompts you to confirm it, which helps mitigate the vulnerability:
Requires no special permissions and works on my phone (which showed the IMEI in the above test).
Thanks to AngryTechnician from:
LosOjos (1st October 2012)
1st October 2012, 10:18 AM #18
In Google's defence, it's the network providers that are at fault here. Google release the source for each new version of Android almost as soon as it's available, it's the networks who insist on filling it full of their own crappy bloatware that mean you don't get the update for weeks or even months. Perhaps Google should force new versions of Android to update straight from them, although that goes against their open source policy somewhat and starts to get in to the grounds of Apple style locked in software... although that wouldn't bother me, I'd sooner have the latest updates!
Originally Posted by Arthur
1st October 2012, 10:29 AM #19
Closer to the MS model actually, they actually let other manufacturers have a crack at the hardware.
Originally Posted by LosOjos
1st October 2012, 10:43 AM #20
So a stock Orange branded HTC desire is vulnerable... Goody.
1st October 2012, 11:11 AM #21
However, a Samsung Galaxy S, running Jelly Bean, is not! My phone ASKS whether I'd like to dial....
Originally Posted by Oaktech
"I'm alright, Jack" is, I think, the phrase!!!
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