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Samsung has fix for Galaxy S III reset vulnerability, asks users to update software

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Yesterday's big bad news for Samsung — that a number of Galaxy Android devices were exposed to being hard-reset when their user clicked a link in the browser — is being quickly rectified by the Korean company, which has just issued a statement saying a fix is "already" in place. While Samsung hasn't specified the particular software version (or given any assurances for devices other than its flagship Galaxy S III), it encourages all affected users to update their phones to the latest software available over-the-air. That should keep you safe from the dangers of inadvertently wiping your GS III, though the fate of the other TouchWiz devices in Samsung's portfolio remains unclear.

Samsung's Belgian Twitter mouthpiece has promised a firmware patch is currently undergoing testing for the Galaxy S II, so the company is at least working on the issue. We're seeking to get more details from Samsung directly and will update you as soon as we hear more.

"We would like to assure our customers that the recent security issue concerning the GALAXY S III has already been resolved through a software update. We recommend all GALAXY S III customers to download the latest software update, which can be done quickly and easily via the Over-The-Air (OTA) service."