Auto-Reset Blocker

Auto-Reset Blocker


Certain versions of Android are currently vulnerable to a USSD attack. This application is intended to block USSD code execution from URLs.
http://gizmodo.com/5946334/samsung-security-bug-can-wipe-out-your-galaxy-phone-updating

The worst known exploit of this vulnerability will factory reset your phone without confirmation.

The vulnerability is NOT limited to Samsung phones. All Android phones running less than Android 4.1.1 are vulnerable until manufacturers/carriers release updates.

Phones known to have updates available include: Galaxy S3, Galaxy Nexus

Configure and verify it works for you:
1. Try this IMEI test: http://git.io/HtEU4Q
2. Check the box to make "Auto-Reset Blocker" the default action
3. Auto-Reset Blocker will block it and show you the malicious number
4. Dismiss the request
5. Open this safe telephone number test: http://git.io/3LZlrQ
6. Auto-Reset Blocker will show the safe number
7. Touch "Dial"
8. Your normal dialer will open with the safe number

If you have more than one dialer installed (besides this one), step 7 will first ask you which dialer to use.

If you check the box labelled "Auto-dial when safe", steps 5 and 6 are eliminated for your next safe number.

Once you make it through the above instructions, you are all set! If you are browsing the web on your phone and a website uses a malicious code, Auto-Reset Blocker will block it and warn you (just like the IMEI test). Tap the Dismiss button and go back to your browsing.

If you have a question or concern, please email me ([email protected]). I have no way to answer questions or otherwise communicate with you via reviews.

Recent changes:
Changes since 3.0.0:
* Added scrolling for landscape on small screens
* Fixed crash on rotate while viewing safe number
* Improved Dial/Auto-dial functionality on Android 4.x


Changes between 2.0.0 and 3.0.0:
* Improved UI
* Added explicit copy button
* Added explicit dismiss button
* Recognize empty telephone numbers as safe


Changes between 1.0.0 and 2.0.0:
* New UI
* If only one dialer is installed (besides this one), the dialog is skipped
* Auto-dial when safe, is a preference now
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4.6
User ratings
307
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
0
File size
17 kb
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About Auto-Reset Blocker
Certain versions of Android are currently vulnerable to a USSD attack. This application is intended to block USSD code execution from URLs.
http://gizmodo.com/5946334/samsung-security-bug-can-wipe-out-your-galaxy-phone-updating

The worst known exploit of this vulnerability will factory reset your phone without confirmation.

The vulnerability is NOT limited to Samsung phones. All Android phones running less than Android 4.1.1 are vulnerable until manufacturers/carriers release updates.

Phones known to have updates available include: Galaxy S3, Galaxy Nexus

Configure and verify it works for you:
1. Try this IMEI test: http://git.io/HtEU4Q
2. Check the box to make "Auto-Reset Blocker" the default action
3. Auto-Reset Blocker will block it and show you the malicious number
4. Dismiss the request
5. Open this safe telephone number test: http://git.io/3LZlrQ
6. Auto-Reset Blocker will show the safe number
7. Touch "Dial"
8. Your normal dialer will open with the safe number

If you have more than one dialer installed (besides this one), step 7 will first ask you which dialer to use.

If you check the box labelled "Auto-dial when safe", steps 5 and 6 are eliminated for your next safe number.

Once you make it through the above instructions, you are all set! If you are browsing the web on your phone and a website uses a malicious code, Auto-Reset Blocker will block it and warn you (just like the IMEI test). Tap the Dismiss button and go back to your browsing.

If you have a question or concern, please email me ([email protected]). I have no way to answer questions or otherwise communicate with you via reviews.

Recent changes:
Changes since 3.0.0:
* Added scrolling for landscape on small screens
* Fixed crash on rotate while viewing safe number
* Improved Dial/Auto-dial functionality on Android 4.x


Changes between 2.0.0 and 3.0.0:
* Improved UI
* Added explicit copy button
* Added explicit dismiss button
* Recognize empty telephone numbers as safe


Changes between 1.0.0 and 2.0.0:
* New UI
* If only one dialer is installed (besides this one), the dialog is skipped
* Auto-dial when safe, is a preference now
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Oct 7, 2014
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
A Google User
Feb 14, 2014
123.1234 Thats what I get
A Google User
Dec 10, 2013
Help Pls does it work for android 4.2
A Google User
Jul 27, 2013
GREAT APPLICATION !?! I'm not sure if I do, in fact, need this application. So until I'm sure, I'm keeping it. @Joemurder666 I Definitely #FollowBack #Twitples! #GodBless
A Google User
Jun 30, 2013
Only just downloaded... I'm not sure if this is a real problem or not. Until I can get hold of tech support I'm downloading and keeping it. If I find it to be unnecessary, I'll knock this to one star and state it. 4 stars-when doing ok test it just kept popping up the choice instead of showing the ok screen. Had to hit back button then needed to clear the screen about 4 times. Why didn't Samsung make this app is what I would truly love to know?! Any ideas? God bless!!!!!!!