Alex Dobie

Alex is global Executive Editor for Android Central, and is usually found in the UK. He has been blogging since before it was called that, and currently most of his time is spent leading video for AC, which involves pointing a camera at phones and speaking words at a microphone. He would just love to hear your thoughts at alex@androidcentral.com, or on the social things at @alexdobie.

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Major security vulnerability in some Samsung phones could trigger factory reset via web page

Major security vulnerability in some Samsung phones could trigger factory reset via web page

Alex Dobie 65

Update, 09/26: Samsung has told us that the latest Galaxy S3 firmware fixes this exploit. Our own testing has shown other phones, particularly Galaxy S2 models, may still be at risk, however. If you're still concerned, you can check our USSD vulnerability test to see if your phone is vulnerable. A major security vulnerability has been discovered in some TouchWiz-based Samsung...

Apps of the Week - OI File Manager, Music Volume EQ, Official XBMC Remote and more!

Apps of the Week - OI File Manager, Music Volume EQ, Official XBMC Remote and more!

Andrew Martonik 27

Another grouping of app picks that's primarily tools and productivity. We've got an EQ settings manager, file manager, remote app and a few others. There are enough dials, buttons and tabs in these apps to keep you busy for a couple weeks at least. If these aren't exactly your cup of tea, don't worry, we'll have another group of picks just 7 days from now. Either way, they're always...