26/09/2012 06:25 BST | Updated 26/11/2012 05:12 GMT

Samsung Issues Fix For Galaxy-Wiping Security Flaw

Samsung has fixed a security hole in which its flagship phones were able to be wiped with a single click.

On Tuesday it was discovered that by linking a specific link in a browser, users of a number of Samsung Android devices could have their devices reset to factory settings.

The vulnerability affected various devices with Samsung's TouchWiz UI, including the Galaxy SIII, SII and the Galaxy S Advance.

But now Samsung says a fix has been issued - at least for its SIII customers.

It said in a statement:

We would like to assure our customers that the recent security issue concerning the GALAXY S III has already been resolved through a software update. We recommend all GALAXY S III customers to download the latest software update, which can be done quickly and easily via the Over-The-Air (OTA) service.

Samsung has not made clear if fixes for its older devices are included in the update.

All users should update to avoid wiping their phones.