“A suspected fault in how Samsung Electronics has implemented the Android’s kernel in several of its devices could allow a malicious application to gain total control over the device,” Jeremy Kirk reports for IDG News Service.

“ffected devices include versions of Samsung’s S2 and S3 mobile phones, the Galaxy Note and Note II, Galaxy Note Plus and Galaxy Note 10.1,” Kirk reports. “Hackers have increasingly targeted the Android operating system, building applications that appear benign but can contain code that can steal data from a device or perform other malicious actions.”

Kirk reports, “Security vendors have found malicious applications that send SMS messages to premium rate numbers and ones that intercept one-time passcodes for banking applications.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Buy One, Get Infected Free.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Peter” for the heads up.]