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Samsung Puts Millions of Phones at Risk After Forgetting to Renew Domain
16 June 2017, 9:26 am

Samsung is exposing millions of devices to hackers simply because the company has apparently forgotten to renew a domain that some of its smartphones are trying to connect to in the background.

Specifically, Samsung smartphones launched in 2014 or before come with an app called S Suggest, whose purpose was to recommend apps to users based on the existing apps, searches, and other factors. The whole thing worked with the help of an Internet domain called ssuggest.com, with the app connecting to this domain to retrieve recommendation for each device.

Samsung, however, discontinued the S Suggest app in 2014 pretty much because nobody was using it, but the company left the domain to expire and never renewed it.

Devices, on the other hand, keep trying to connect to ssuggest.com, apparently (but not confirmed) even if the app was disabled on smartphones where it was already installed.

2.1 million devices connecting to the domai... (read more)

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