This past weekend, it was unveiled that there was an exploit was found on the Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II smartphones. This would allow for malicious apps access to not only user data but other inner workings of the device itself. It is suspected that the exploit has something to do with Samsung’s code on the Exynos processors being used in the devices (specifically the 4210 and 4412 processors). US Galaxy S III owners don’t need to worry as none of these processors are being used in their devices, but I’m not entirely sure if the US versions of the Galaxy Note II is free from the exploit. Either way, be careful.
Samsung has released a statement to Android Central, stating that they are “aware of the potential security issue related to the Exynos processor and plans to provide a software update to address it as quickly as possible.” So keep a look out for a firmware update.