Samsung Pushing Security Patch to Galaxy Phones
Jan 27, 2016, 8:43 AM by Eric M. Zeman
Samsung has detailed a security update that's headed to its Galaxy smartphones. The update includes the most recent Android system-level security patch from Google, as well as fixes for vulnerabilities specific to Samsung's phones. Samsung says it is resolving seven problems that impact some of its devices, including the Galaxy S6. Several of the issues earned a critical rating and could lead to remote code execution. Samsung didn't say how quickly the security update will be delivered to its handsets.
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