Google's Project Zero Finds 11 Vulnerabilities In Galaxy S6 Edge Bloatware!


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Touchwiz has really come a long way over the past few years. It has gone from a feature rich bloated Android overlay to a cleaned down less bloated version of its former self. The touchwiz of yesteryear was laggy and slow, but now it is speedy with no lag in sight. With all the improvements the software is still not perfect.

Project Zero is a team of security analysts employed by Google to find zero day exploits in Android devices. After just a few weeks with the Galaxy S6 Edge they found 11 high impact security issues. These vulnerabilities have the potential to make your device vulnerable to would be hackers. The vulns were found in Touchwiz email, photo, and gallery apps. One of the bugs would allow hackers to remotely wipe your device.

Samsung has already issued fixed the majority of these issues through a monthly security update. Only 3 low level vulnerabilities remain in the software at this point. Those will be all patched up by the end of this month.

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Google is doing the right thing but it's sad that carriers won't. I highly doubt this will do anything to speed up the painfully slow rate of carrier updates. It takes forever for any new versions to trickle out from carriers. Guess it takes a long time to add all that bloat and make sure it works with the update. :)