Wednesday , October 18 2017

LG too will be releasing monthly security patches for their phones after Stagefright scare

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The recent security furore caused by the Stagefright security vulnerability has seen manufacturers finally take a look at how updates are being delivered to their handsets. Samsung came out and announced they were attempting to open channels with carriers for monthly security updates, followed by Google and now LG has confirmed they too will be moving to push security updates out monthly.

Google themselves in their blog post announcing monthly security updates for Nexus devices, advised they were sending advices out to Android manufacturers monthly based on tips from security advisers through their Android bug bounty program. Manufacturers like LG are now going to be taking these more seriously and LG has advised Wired that:

LG will be providing security updates on a monthly basis which carriers will then be able to make available to customers immediately. We believe these important steps will demonstrate to LG customers that security is our highest priority.

At the Blackhat conference where the Stagefright bug was publicly expanded on, Google took the opportunity to announce that a number of handsets, including the LG G2, G3 and G4 – as well as hundreds more handsets – would be patched.

Google has already begun rolling out fixes, starting with supplying factory images for Nexus devices, with Over The Air (OTA) updates apparently being pushed out as well – though it appears it’s a slow, staggered rollout, as is normally the case to ensure no issues are occuring.

We’ll be following up with LG Australia regarding security updates this week.

 
Source: Wired.

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7 Comments on "LG too will be releasing monthly security patches for their phones after Stagefright scare"

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Level380
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Its funny, these OEMs are only releasing updates for the ‘flagships’. What about all those cheap and asty $39 prepaid devices they also pump out? They need updates just as much! Sometime even more as these users have no idea what they are doing and click on everything.

Grant
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Grant

Looks like we’ve found our new Jeni Skunk. I don’t think we’ve seen a single positive comment come from you ever.

Level380
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Level380

So we should sing from the roof tops that flagship only phones get monthly SECURITY updates while leaving out all the other devices they also ship?

You’ll get praise comment from me when a company says they’ll update ALL android phones they make, not just the flagship $700+ phones.

Seriously, providing updates should be a mandatory feature, not something we praise then for maybe doing. Let’s see how this monthly update turns out.

Next!!

Grant
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Grant

No. I mean your entire comment history is negative. Always look on the bright side of life. Relax and enjoy it, or just don’t comment. Geez, we don’t need your negative crap on every post.

Grant
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Grant

Will do Jeni.

Level380
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Level380

Oh look at you Mr big shot telling people what to do. Take your own advice, don’t like the comment, then move on and don’t bother replying. Next!!

Pumpino
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Pumpino

I wonder when we’ll see 5.1.1 for the G3. I’d be surprised if any of the OEMs commit to releasing updates every month. In the mean time, I guess we keep on enjoying CM based ROMs. 🙂

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