Samsung: good hardware, appalling software. However fair play that they accepted the faults and fixed them (hopefully)
Nice phone account you have there – shame if something were to happen to it: Samsung fixes ID-theft flaws
A recently patched set of flaws in Samsung's mobile site was leaving users open to account theft. Bug-hunter Artem Moskowsky said the flaws he discovered, a since-patched trio of cross-site request forgery (CSFR) bugs, would have potentially allowed attackers to reset user passwords and take over accounts. Moskowsky told The …
Wednesday 12th December 2018 18:31 GMT J. Cook
And appaling support lifetimes on said hardware, too- While I understand that phone lifecycle times have gone from 18 months to 'NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW!!!!11111oneoneone', Some of us keep their tablets for a bit longer, and would appreciate bug fixes and extended OS support for them without having to root/jailbreak the things and put generic OS builds on them that lack certain features.. (the Galaxy Note 8 was a nice tablet; shame that the OS it came with sucked so very much, and had so much bloat and crap on it....)
Tuesday 11th December 2018 14:54 GMT GnuTzu
Tuesday 11th December 2018 21:36 GMT Anonymous Coward
For discovering a bug so bad it basically gave access to everyone's Samsung account??? At even a dime per user exposed the guy could probably retire on a beach somewhere.
I wonder how much he could have made if he'd sold this on the dark web? Or how much Samsung would have paid in fines if the flaw had been used to grab the info of all their EU users?