A potentially damaging remote data wipe hack issue has been discovered on the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone, that requires only a single line of code to trigger a complete wipe of the device.
Once executed the single line of code on the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone will trigger an unstoppable factory-reset, wiping everything from the phone, without the users constent. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.
The issue on the Galaxy S III was discovered by Ravi Borgaonkar who showed the details of the potential malicious hack at the Ekoparty security conference. Using a simple USSD code, which could be sent to the phone from a website, or pushed via NFC or a QR code resetting the device without the owners permission.
After further investigation it now looks like the code will also work on the Galaxy Beam, S Advance, Galaxy Ace, and Galaxy S II, however the Galaxy Nexus is not susceptible to the code running.Filed Under: Android News, Mobile Phone News, Technology News, Top News