Samsung has begun rolling out a new software update for the Galaxy S3 to plug a rather bothersome security hole in the handset’s Exynos processor.
The phone-maker admitted last month that due to a lack of restrictions in the S3’s kernel, malicious types could easily gain access to all physical memory on the device and steal or destroy sensitive data.
As promised, Samsung has come up with a solution, currently available in the form of an over-the-air download. Although as usual, handsets bought unlocked are the first to receive it, contract customers should not have to wait too long given the importance of its purpose.
Samsung has also acknowledged a so-called “sudden death” bug on the 16GB edition of the Galaxy S3 that’s reportedly causing a small batch of handsets to ‘die’ about half a year after activation - usually while charging overnight or during prolonged standby.
Well, if you’re one of the victims or think you might be soon, a fix for that is also incoming, Samsung has confirmed. Although an ETA as to when this might land has not yet been given, hopefully it'll be along imminently.
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