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I like Christopher’s solution to get an S4 without the issue....except the unfortunate paying for it part. Otherwise, choose the apps you install carefully, and if possible install them from Google Play. A CIO article last week said that Google had already made changes to Play that removed any apps that exploit this, so there is attention being paid to the issue. As someone who sideloads a lot of apps from non-Play sources, news of this security hole is an issue of concern for personal use as well as from a BYOD perspective.
If you have a Samsung Galaxy S4, you're in luck because the South Korean manufacturer reportedly has produced a patch for that device, with Google and other Android device makers working on their own. Otherwise, here's what Bluebox recommends: