Samsung Announces Intention to Offer Android Security Patches Monthly

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  1. dgstorm

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    It looks like Samsung wants to improve their reputation with customers who want a secure Android device and are nervous about the new Stagefright vulnerability. They just announced their plans to offer monthly Android security updates. Here's a quote with the full press release,

    This seems like a bold and brilliant move by Sammy. It helps customers and it helps them at the same time. All of the Android OEMS should take note and follow suit.

    Source: Samsung Announces an Android Security Update Process to Ensure Timely Protection from Security Vulnerabilities Samsung Electronics Official Blog Samsung Tomorrow Samsung Electronics Official Blog
     
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    That's good news for my S5 Phone. I heard Google is doing the same with the Nexus as well, back to the Nexus 7 era
     
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    How will Samsung get these to our phones?

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    OTA update...
     
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    Ok, will it come directly from Sammy, or through our provider?

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    "Samsung is currently in conversation with carriers around the world to implement the new approach. In collaboration with carriers and partners, more details about the specific models and timelines will be released soon".
     
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    Thanks!

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    Right now Samsung bloatware security updates come directly from Samsung. I got one today for my Samsung account itself.

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    Yeah. I'm kinda surprised they'd go through the carriers on this one, but I guess it depends on how deep the patch goes. If an actual change needs to be made to the OS itself instead of placing a band-aid on something through the security policy updates feature that come direct from Samsung, that adds a whole other degree of difficulty.
     
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    I wonder how they are going to handle the newly exposed finger print reader hack?
     
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