Samsung identified a rather serious security flaw with the Samsung Galaxy SIII at the back-end of last year. As you'd expect they've been working hard to fix it ever since and the good news is that Engadget have reported a security fix has been issued in the UK.
The security problem is related to Samsung's Exynos processor which apparently has a flaw which enables unauthorised programs to read/write to the smartphones physical memory. Essentially, this gives malware and viruses a way to be installed on your Galaxy SIII (pictured above).
Owners of the Galaxy S3 should now get an update notification on their smartphone which we recommend they install as soon as possible. You can download the update over-the-air and as always we recommend you backup your data before proceeding with the install.
Worryingly, the security flaw is also thought to affect the Samsung Galaxy SII and the Galaxy Note II. However, this is yet to be confirmed by Samsung and is thought to depend on the architecture of the Exnyos processor used in the device.
Smartphone malware and security flaws have are quickly developing into a major nuisance. The problem only looks set to get worse as applications and smartphones continue to become more and more complex. For this reason we think the time is right to install an anti-virus application on your mobile.
3G will continue to keep you up to date with any news related to Samsung's smartphones including whether this security flaw is affecting the Note II and the Galaxy SII.
By Simon Thomas on 04th January, 2013