Samsung Declares They are Working Hard on Exynos Security Vulnerability

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    Just a few days ago, we shared that there is a security vulnerability in the Samsung Exynos line of chips. This vulnerability allows the phone to be rooted using a simple apk file , which could potentially allow malicious software to easily gain complete access to your device. XDA developers were quick to create a work-around, and in the mean-time, Samsung has released a statement that they are working hard to get it officially fixed. Here's a quote,

    It's impressive that the community "hive mind" was able to develop a fix so quickly. It will be interesting to see how quickly the "official fix" takes from Samsung.

    Source: AndroidAuthority
     
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    Last I saw, the community fix stops the camera from working. How is that a fix? Or have they found a fix that doesn't nuke the camera?
     
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    Only breaks camera on some devices. I used the exploit to root my Note 2, then disabled the explolit and my camera still works. :)
     
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