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A technical flaw for Samsung phones can trigger a factory reset state

A new vulnerability in top notch Samsung phones has been found according to which a simple line of code embedded on a web page can trigger a factory reset on them. In other words, this simple line of code can lock the SIM card of the phone, bringing it back to factory reset state. This was found in a recent research and was demonstrated by Technical University of Berlin researcher Ravi Borgaonkar during the Ekoparty security conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina. During the demonstration, it was shown that a text message, NFC connection or QR code could cause an Android phone ...

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