Pay attention to this – Hackers can see all the things that you have in your device! This is something that you should be aware if your samsung device has that “cool service” the Find My Mobile.
This it’s not some random rumor this it’s actualy true and this alert was released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that considers this failure as severe, in a scale of 1 to 10 this bug receive a 7.8. Among all other things that the hackers can do in your device, like make your phone ring, track it, see your call history and clean your device’s memory, they also can block your smartphone or tablet if they want to.
This should be an useful tool to the users when their devices it’s lost or it’s stolen, it should increase the safety of the Samsung devices but instead it’s now a threat.
According to the expert in IT security – Mohamed Baset – this failure in the software only allows to block or making the phone ring but that doesn’t mean that in a while some hacker can’t find a way to “clean” the device.
The Find My Mobile doesn’t validate the truth of the comands that receives via Internet. So the only thing that the hackers need to do it’s fill the tool servers with access requests.
If you don’t want to take any risk with this you just have to turno off the Find My Mobile functionality. Although the tool needs to be activated by the user you just need to have a Samsung account for this tool be activated by default.
Despite all this and until now Samsung didn’t commented this subject.