Vulnerability in «Find My iPhone» from Samsung allows you to remotely break into smartphones




Samsung Smartphone users are at risk due to the presence of vulnerability when Find My Mobile. It allows hackers to remotely take control of the victim’s device.


Vulnerability when Samsung Find My Mobile, created in case of loss or theft of the smartphone, allows attackers to remotely access the device over the victim. The essence of the vulnerability is that the Samsung device does not authenticate the source from which the requests come Find My Mobile, reports Cnews .

Vulnerability discovered Egyptian security expert Mohamed Baset. He has published instructions for hacking service on YouTube. After this vulnerability had been entered into the database NIST under number CVE-2014-8346. She was awarded the risk rating of 7.8 out of 10.


Find My Mobile service allows smartphone owners to perform a number of operations on their devices remotely: Block, include a call to see the location on a map of the smartphone, delete data, access to call logs, receive notifications about changing SIM-card and displays a message on the screen. All this is done in case the device is lost, stolen or accidentally fall into the wrong hands, so it was easier to find and return.

Samsung Find My Mobile is an analogue service Find My iPhone (in Russian localization Find iPhone). This special supplement Apple, which works on any iOS-device and transmits information about its location. In case of loss of the gadget, you can go to the iCloud service and find out where the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, send him a message, play a sound, lock the PIN-code or completely erase all information from it.

Samsung’s technology was not well protected. Once an attacker using a vulnerability will get access to the victim’s phone, he can perform some actions, in particular, unlock the device, lock the device or turn the call.

The function call to the Find My Mobile Smartphone includes the speaker at full volume for a single moment, even if silent mode is activated. It also allows you to specify a message to be displayed. For design, this function is used to search for the device.

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