Samsung Galaxy S3 Stores Passwords in Plain Text

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  1. News Bot

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    Wow. That's a pretty large security gap. But seriously, how long has this phone been out? And why was this just found?
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    This is why most businesses flock to BlackBerrys or iPhones.
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    As far as I know, it's a security risk for rooted users only.
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    I wonder if Apple will sue because of this.
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    Whaat?
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    It looks to be a problem with rooted S3s, and no one in their right mind with a rooted S3 runs touch wiz.

    But, its still pretty sad that this was JUST found. Makes me happy that I only run AOSP based software on my S3.
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    Here's a couple things though; there isn't any way to access the passwords unless you are rooted, and it's a TouchWiz only thing.

    Just another reason why I'm Pro-AOSP, Cyanogenmod forever.
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    They have a patent on poor security, I tell ya!
    Just like rectangles with rounded corners, I tell ya!

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