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Security bug in Android phones.
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PostPosted: Thu 27 Sep 2012, 04:09    Post_subject:  Security bug in Android phones.  

USSD TEL attacks
http://www.itworld.com/security/298784/ussd-attack-not-limited-samsung-android-devices-can-also-kill-sim-cards

http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1738833

Apparently some Android phones seem to have a "Wipe all Data" USSD code which executes without a user confirmation. The severity of the problem seems to be dependent on what special codes the phone has.

Apparently some Samsung and HTC phones have been confirmed as vulnerable.

http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/none/303097-dirty-ussd-hack-wipes-samsung-phones-is-yours-vulnerable

I get nothing of it way above my head but the bad thing is
that if one use a smartphone with android or a Tablet or Pad
with Android and visit a link to a html site with the bad code
that someone put there for this purpose then it reset the whole phone
and without a backup you lose all the info on how to reach people?

Here is a temporal solution?
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mulliner.telstop

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