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Will Verduzco · Mar 13, 2014

Samsung Backdoor May Not Be as Wide Open as Initially Thought

Earlier today, we talked about how the Replicant team found a potential backdoor in Samsung's proprietary radio software. As demonstrated in a proof-of-concept attack, this allowed certain baseband code to gain access to a device's storage under a specific set of circumstances. But upon closer inspection, this backdoor is most likely not as bad as it was initially made out to be. A few hours after posting our previous article on the alleged backdoor, a highly respected security expert who wishes...

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Will Verduzco · Mar 13, 2014

Replicant Devs Discover Backdoor in Samsung Android Devices

You may recall that about five months ago, we touched upon a study demonstrating how OEM modifications are the primary cause for most "Android" security issues. Unfortunately, we offer yet another example of OEM-caused security issues---but this time, it's not because of an OEM skin or bloatware. Rather, this is a potential vulnerability at a far deeper level: proprietary modem software. The OEM in question is none other than Samsung, the Android ecosystem's largest and most successful device manufacturer, and...

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