A phone dialer code can hard reset a Galaxy S2, S3, and a bunch of minor devices that use Samsung’s TouchWiz overlay. The idea is that the operator could enter it on the keypad manually to hard reset all of the data. However, it was discovered last month that an SMS could carry the number and reset the device (video above). Now, it seems some folks have tried embedding the call function in a web frame with those numbers. They were able to reset the Samsung Galaxy devices just by having the device visit a website.
Dear Samsung users, it's time to start with a clean slate. <frame src="tel:*2767*3855%23" />—
Stephen Elop (@ceoStephenElop) September 25, 2012
Devices without Samsung’s TouchWiz overlay, like the Galaxy Nexus or Nexus S, are not susceptible. Clearly, this is something Samsung needs to address in an update soon. Like TouchWiz was not bad enough already.