Samsung sued for lack of updates

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  1. me just sayin

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    Look like Samsung is being sued in a Dutch court for the lack of updates. Surprised it had not happened here in the states yet. It will be interesting to see what happens.


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    First world problems!
     
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    I just don't understand this premise.... They aren't required to update the phones at all..... Ford and GM don't issue free updates when they create a better more efficient engine.... These phone providers do this as a courtesy.... If we start pushing and getting greedy or feeling entitled they are going to stop them altogether.. I am thankful for what I get out of my devices.
     
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    security updates are necessary otherwise you would be on here griping and complaining that your phone is full of malware :)
     
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    Most malware is installed by users either by visiting questionable sites or using fishy apps. You can use 5 year old phone and not have any malware on it and vise versa.
     
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    My work phone hasn't seen an update or security patch in over 4 years and has no malware whatsoever. Use the official Play Store and be picky with your apps and all will be fine. I'm not saying that these monthly security patches are not important, they are. But the importance is overblown by many users in my opinion.

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    personally I am not worry about them. I don't have any type of protection app on my phone but I do think it is important to make sure the phone is up-to-date with the latest security patches. even the play store has had issues in the past.

    as far a work phone not getting a security update in four years. seems to me there would be a liability issue if you connect to your home network or wire connect to computer and something from the phone caused issues on your network and home computers.
     
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    The only thing "touching" our corporate network is the Touchdown mail app and Mobile Iron Security. Corporate IT can remotely wipe the phone at any time if they feel there is a threat.

    I agree, security patches are good, Google develops them for a reason. But you can be on the most recent security patch and download malware by being foolish....or never download malware by practicing good sense on a very old phone. There is user responsibility involved and I think many Android users have a false sense of security because they have "recent security patch" dates.

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    forgot to mention, is it overblown because they are not needed or is it overblown because the threat was minimized because of the updates :) could be a catch-22
     
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    Like I said above, maybe because many users have a sense of "I have to have it now...and have the most current..." And then are lulled into a false sense of security that they can do anything they want with their phone and never be hacked or infected. Use the official Play Store, be aware of your physical surroundings and those that look suspicious and practice smart browsing habits and all should be fine no matter what security patch you have.

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    I tend to agree, in the end it is the users responsibility to stay safe. but securty patches sure does help :)
     
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    Security patches only patch backdoor vulnerability. 99% of all Malware is like said above from clicking on something that shouldn't be or installing an app from an unauthorized site.

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