We’ve recently heard about the TouchWiz exploit which would allow an attacker to remotely wipe all the information on Samsung devices which are running the manufacturer’s own custom user interface on top of Android. There is good news we can share: the Samsung Galaxy S III is reportedly immune to this attack.
This, of course, if you are running the latest software version available for you phone. Samsung recommends “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”. The official wording does not say anything unfortunately about the Galaxy S II which has been confirmed to be vulnerable to this attack, but we’re quite sure that there will be a fix soon (maybe the one that also updates the phone to Jelly Bean, or even earlier).