Tag Archives: Security

Sony Starts Rolling Out February Android Security Update Ahead of Google Pixel Phones

Sony has earned itself some bragging rights as the Japan-based company has started rolling out the February Android security update to its Xperia devices, even ahead of Google’s own Pixel smartphones. Google makes its security patch available to the OEMs every month with bug fixes and security improvements to the Android build but this time around Sony has definitely surprised ... Read More »

Nexus 6 Now Receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update With January Security Update

Google has finally started rolling out Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for Nexus 6 smartphone. Although Google’s own Pixel smartphones and other supported Nexus devices had already received the update from search giant, Nexus 6 was deprived of the update previously due to a last minute bug, which was specific to the smartphone. To recall, the Android 7.1.1 update brings about ... Read More »

Google Begins Rolling Out January Android Security Update for Nexus, Pixel Devices

Google has started rolling out its monthly security update for the month of January for its Nexus and Pixel devices. Alongside, Google has also published factory images and full OTA images for Nexus and Pixel devices. Google Pixel and Pixel XL users can download the Nougat-based builds NMF26U and NMF26V respectively. Other devices that have received the updated factory images ... Read More »

LG Puts Up January Security Bulletin Before Google

LG first started its security bulletin in June last year, and since then it has been posting monthly bulletins and rolls out security patches just like Google, Samsung, BlackBerry and other other manufacturers. Ringing in the New Year, LG is already out with its January security bulletin with details on all the patches it is serving its Android devices this ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Users in India Receiving December Security Update

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are receiving December security updates. The update is being rolled out in India as well. The size of the update varies depending upon your current version and it brings the Android December security update as well as other stability improvements and bug fixes. The Samsung Galaxy S7 is receiving software version G930XXU1BPL2 while the ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Users in India Receiving December Security Update

 Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are receiving December security updates. The update is being rolled out in India as well. The size of the update varies depending upon your current version and it brings the Android December security update as well as other stability improvements and bug fixes. The Samsung Galaxy S7 is receiving software version G930XXU1BPL2 while the ... Read More »

BlackBerry Unveils Mobile Security Platform for Enterprises

Canadian mobile company BlackBerry on Friday launched a cloud-enabled mobile security platform for “Enterprise of Things” that will address entire businesses from endpoint to endpoint. “Enterprise of Things” is defined as the network of intelligent connections and endpoints within the enterprise that enable products to move from sketch to scale. It is a collection of devices, computers, sensors, trackers, equipment ... Read More »

Google Finally Patches ‘Dirty COW’ Linux Vulnerability With December Android Security Update

In October, Linux security researcher discovered that a nine-year old Linux kernel flaw (CVE-2016-5195) was witnessing active exploits in the wild. The flaw was dubbed “Dirty COW”, an acronym for the duplication technique called copy-on-write, and could potentially give root access of a device to the attacker within a matter of seconds. Now, Google has finally patched the critical flaw ... Read More »

Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update Starts Rolling Out to Nexus, Pixel Devices With December Security Patch

After releasing Android 7.1 Nougat Developer Preview 2 for Nexus and Pixel devices, Google has started rolling out the final Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for compatible devices. The new Android 7.1.1 update also includes the company’s monthly security update for December. The new Android 7.1.1 is being touted as “an update to Nougat” by Google. This Android 7.1.1 update will ... Read More »

Android November Security Update Doesn’t Contain Fix for ‘Dirty COW’ Linux Flaw

  Last month, Linux security researcher Phil Oester discovered that a nine-year-old Linux kernel flaw (CVE-2016-5195) dubbed ‘Dirty COW’ is seeing active exploits in the wild. Google was expected to patch this flaw – after all, Android uses the Linux kernel – with its latest security update but as it turns out, the search giant has left out this dated ... Read More »