A man has developed a way to get around a Samsung Galaxy smartphone’s built-in security features, using an exploit that he says can be used to gain control of a victim’s mobile phone remotely.
Key points:The exploit exploits an insecure flaw in the Samsung Galaxy device’s software that lets it connect to a remote server and install malicious softwareThe flaw allows a malicious application to send the victim a malicious SMS or email messageThe vulnerability has been patched and Samsung has released a new update to fix itThe Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5 are the most widely used smartphones in the world.
But the vulnerabilities have been patched, and Samsung is now offering a new patch that addresses the vulnerabilities.
A Samsung spokesperson said the vulnerability in the devices is fixed, and it has now been fixed.
The vulnerability in Samsung’s security software was discovered in March by a researcher who used the Android platform to develop an exploit dubbed “DDoS.DDoS is an automated network denial-of-service attack designed to overwhelm a target’s network.”
A DDoS attack uses software to overwhelm the target’s infrastructure and force the victim to reboot their devices, slowing down its ability to respond to the attacks.
The attacker sends a malicious message to the victim’s phone.
If the victim opens the message, the malware will then send a message to their device.
The attack will be completed when the victim tries to access their phone.
Symantec security researcher Paul Thurrott said the flaw can be exploited by a remote attacker with a “robust, highly sophisticated” exploit that could be used by a “very skilled hacker” to remotely take control of the victim.
“In the case of the Samsung device, it’s quite a robust exploit that we’ve seen before,” he said.
“We’ve seen this in a few different places in the past where the vulnerabilities in Samsung have been fixed, but there’s a couple of other cases that have been reported.”
Thurrott is not the only researcher to report a Samsung vulnerability.
A security researcher has also found a way of remotely controlling a Samsung device.
Malware researcher James Karp found a similar vulnerability in a Samsung smartphone that could allow attackers to take over the device.
“I’m not going to give any details on what the vulnerability is, but it’s a little bit similar to what you would find in a Windows-based device,” he told ABC News.
“So we’ve just had a couple people have been able to exploit this vulnerability to take control over a Samsung phone.”
The exploit requires the victim run a malicious code, then the malware sends a “jumble of messages” to the phone.
The messages are encrypted and the victim can verify that the messages are legitimate.
The Samsung spokesperson says the vulnerability was patched and a new version of the Galaxy smartphone was released that fixes the vulnerability.