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Galaxy S II and Galaxy Advance can be wiped by just clicking a link

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Last updated: February 17th, 2013 at 12:56 UTC+01:00

Over at the Ekoparty security conference, Ravi Borgaonkar presented a session titled “Dirty use of USSD Codes in Cellular Network”.
Ravi Borgaonkar presented a session with Samsung’s Galaxy devices based on Samsung’s own Touch-Wiz interface.
Thanks to some missing code the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Advance both devices are easy to factory reset.
Mr Ravi Borgaonkar demonstrated this on a Galaxy S II and a Galaxy Advance.
You just click on a link and BOOM! factory reset starts and you can’t stop it!
The same goes for QR scans and NFC – Samsung’s TouchWiz UI makes the dialer automatically execute the sequence, which can potentially force a factory reset code onto your unsuspecting phone, and wipe your data.

Samsung did not give any comment on this yet.

We of SamMobile will not give any kind of  direct link of  this code!
Galaxy S II and Galaxy Advance owners please take care for tricky links!
And yes this is not some HOAX couple of websites tried out already.

For more details please view the movie below…

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