Ryan Welton is the mind behind the discovery of this bug and here is what he has to say about it,"The keyboard was signed with Samsung’s private signing key and runs in one of the most privileged contexts on the device, system user, which is a notch short of being root,”The problem was found out last year and Samsung was duly informed. The information, however was suppose to be kept confidential until Samsung comes up with a solution. Unlike Apple's secure software update, Samsung has always been one step lagging in this regard.
If you own a latest Samsung smartphone, you have every reason to be excited but do you know a keyboard bug on your phone may allow hackers to get into your phone and steal your private info?Before we tell you more about the issue, you might also want to check our post on "easy to hack S5 fingerprint scanner"
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool