The Galaxy S3 is Samsung’s flagship phone, it’s a top of the line device that features everything a user could want, with a high price as well. Worryingly, it appears as if the phone stores password in plain text. A hackers dream.
The S-Memo SQLite files are only accessible with those who have root access, if your phone is rooted then they can be easily viewed. Passwords for Google accounts are simply stored as-is. It’s believed that this security flaw will only affect a small number of users, your phone would have to be stolen (in this situation it is a good idea to change all of your passwords) and then rooted. Nevertheless it is still a serious issue in the most popular Android phone. [geek]