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(Slashdot)   Massive security hole found in Samsung Android devices. This is not a repeat   (mobile.slashdot.org) divider line 13
    More: PSA, Android devices, Samsung, security hole, jelly beans, Royal Ontario Museum, nexus, Android, USB  
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2012-12-17 12:45:18 PM  
2 votes:
Seems like a non-issue, security-wise. However, looks like good news for those in the community that want to root their phone.
2012-12-17 05:31:15 PM  
1 votes:

IC Stars: Just don't install apps from Warez sites.


Yeah, you can trust Google to vet all the apps on their market.

Just like you can trust Samsung (and other companies) to never release anything with security holes.
2012-12-17 02:49:29 PM  
1 votes:

yet_another_wumpus: Color me confused, but what can an app do with root that it can't do on its own*?


The difference between wiping your home area and wiping your entire drive. In your *, you acknowledge this and seemingly wave it off because it is not important to you. Others may feel differently, but it's a substantial difference that may mean the difference between reinstalling a couple apps and having to take your phone to "your nephew who knows computers". The tangible differences are numerous.
2012-12-17 02:41:01 PM  
1 votes:

moistD: Also, I created a folder of apps on my "home" screen on my S3. When I open it to select an app, launch that app and come back, the folder stays open until I click the back button. Any idea how I can make it auto close after selection? My Nexus 7 auto closes....


The beauty of Android is that most of it is customizable.

If the stock launcher isn't to your liking, you can simply go on the play store to download one to your likely. If you want the stock nexus 7 homescreen, I'd take a look at Nova Launcher or Holo Launcher. There are more like TSF or SPB mobile shell, but they're more for showing off =P
2012-12-17 01:58:10 PM  
1 votes:
More proof that Apple sucks.
2012-12-17 01:52:46 PM  
1 votes:
Color me confused, but what can an app do with root that it can't do on its own*? The other issue I had was parsing that "multiple users" bit. Its a phone: there are easier ways to get at your porn stash than rooting your phone.

*this has always irked me about PC security. Unless you only run apps in rootjails (like SELinux) with specific restrictions, I care far more about my work/data (user level security) than anything about configuration details (root level security). Personal computers tend to invert the typical "the sysadmin is God, who cares about the drones" security mindset.
2012-12-17 01:38:57 PM  
1 votes:

TXEric: Great! Someone get that video the skinny blonde MILF did for her hubby's trip!


And the one from Mrs Claus.
2012-12-17 01:37:42 PM  
1 votes:
Great! Someone get that video the skinny blonde MILF did for her hubby's trip!
2012-12-17 01:33:07 PM  
1 votes:
Also, I created a folder of apps on my "home" screen on my S3. When I open it to select an app, launch that app and come back, the folder stays open until I click the back button. Any idea how I can make it auto close after selection? My Nexus 7 auto closes....
2012-12-17 01:32:12 PM  
1 votes:

Beerguy: emocomputerjock: Tr0mBoNe: just checked and my galaxy nexus isn't affected.

Reports are that the Nexus 10 isn't affected either. Also, NA Galaxy S3's shouldn't be affected, but international ones are.

Yay, go team Nexus!!

**internet fist bump**


yay thanks for letting me know my S3 is safe. got the update over the weekend, now I have Google Now on my Nexus 7 and S3. really liking it for traffic in the morning.
2012-12-17 12:28:00 PM  
1 votes:
Affects the Exynos SoCs only, so any U.S. GS3 is unaffected. I believe the only thing in the US that has that SoC (unless you bought off contract for the international version) is the Note II.

/CSB
2012-12-17 12:26:01 PM  
1 votes:

Tr0mBoNe: just checked and my galaxy nexus isn't affected.


Reports are that the Nexus 10 isn't affected either. Also, NA Galaxy S3's shouldn't be affected, but international ones are.
2012-12-17 09:55:50 AM  
1 votes:
just checked and my galaxy nexus isn't affected.
 
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