After an alarming exploit was discovered yesterday, Samsung has acted swiftly to issue a fix for the bug that can remotely reset your Galaxy S3 smartphone.
By clicking on a malicious HTML link, your Galaxy S3 would dial its hard reset code - *2767*3855#. This would restore the phone back to its factory settings, completely wiping it of its current data.
Samsung has issued a statement confirming that a fix is in place and ready to be rolled out:
“We would like to assure our customers that the recent security issue concerning the Galaxy S3 has already been resolved through a software update. We recommend all Galaxy S3 customers to download the latest software update, which can be done quickly and easily via the Over-The-Air (OTA) service.”
Users can head to the Settings menu, scroll down and select About Phone followed by Software Update to check and install the fix.
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