Samsung Smartphones Facing Malicous Malware Attack
The disclosed attack that has the ability to wipe information from different Android devices of Samsung can also disable SIM cards from these handsets, if used in malicious web pages. Researchers who are working on the latest technology have reported this information.
A research assistant at Berlin Technical University, Ravishankar Borgaonkar, recently commented on the data swipe technology attack, in Buenos Aires(Argentina) where an Ekoparty Conference was going on.
He commented that this attack would be launched from a particular web page by loading Unified Resource Identifier. There will be a different code reset within the inframe of the phone. If someone visits the page from any such Samsung Android device the dialer application inside automatically does a factory reset to execute that code.
Different Android devices from Samsung like S Advance, Galaxy S III, Galaxy S II, Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Beam are supposed be included in the vulnerable category because all these handsets are compatible with the factory reset technology.
During the conference, the assistant researcher showed that all these devices could be forced to open links on that particular webpage if the HFC phones are touched to particular NFC tag. The technology inside will scan the code by positioning the link in a particular service message. He also added that an attacker would have the facility to include the same links in e-mails, twitter feed or in SMS to force the victim in clicking the link manually.
This vulnerability has been detected 3 months ago and it was first located in the stock dialer of the Android phones.