If you were worried about stumbling onto a malicious website and accidentally wiping your Samsung Galaxy S III or other TouchWiz smartphone or slate, you can probably breathe easy. It’s likely you already have firmware on your device which isn’t vulnerable to the so-called dirty USSD code, and if not, you can download it now, according to Samsung. The company issued the following statement on the matter: “We would like to assure our customers that the recent security issue concerning the Galaxy S III has already been resolved through a software update. We recommend all Galaxy S III customers download the latest software update, which can be done quickly and easily via the Over-The-Air (OTA) service.” It turns out we couldn’t reproduce the bug earlier as we already had the latest update, and you should probably check to see that you do, as well. Meanwhile, we’re also checking to see if other Touchwiz devices have been patched, so don’t forget to watch what you click.
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