The Galaxy Note II which was released in the United States with little wireless carrier logos on the backside has been known to have that little Exynos vulnerability. Though not a major issue, it is better to keep the device updated with a patch to this little vulnerability. Sprint recently treated the smart phone with a small update to the firmware which patches this issue. And now its AT&T’s turn.
The wireless carrier announced yesterday that it has already started seeding the update to its users, and most have already received the update on their smart phones. But you have not yet got the update notification, be sure to keep an eye on it as the update may come to you at any time.
The wireless carrier says the update contains a “chipset security enhancement.” Android Central reports that this update is a fairly small one weighing just around 8.5 MB. And after installing the update, the AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note II will be updated to the baseband version I317UCAMA4. Most people think that since this is not a software vulnerability, it is not a big threat. But it is better to have a patch for the issue than repenting later when attacked.
The wireless carrier has released the update yesterday, the 15th of Feb. So if you have not yet got the update, you will definitely get in a few days. Keep your smart phone connected to the internet whenever possible.