Samsung has silently started a security blog that will help the consumers in knowing the security of their devices and how to fix them. the blog is still at the bare bones stage but Samsung has gathered all the useful information into it.
Earlier this quarter, the android operating system has been hit with various security issues that allows an anonymous hacker to take over your phone with a simple mms. Google has decided that it will provide monthly security updates to the nexus phones and the operating system. Since then, many android manufacturers (Samsung and LG most notably) have also taken the pledge to update their phones with the monthly security patches. HTC declined by saying that the carriers would take too long a time to approve and the updates will ultimately be impossible to get delivered to the phone on time.
As far as Samsung is concerned, some models of the phones have already received the update. Samsung is notoriously slow in issuing updates to its phone but when security is concerned, it was among the first to secure their phones. Google is issuing monthly security updates for the android operating system with an intention to stop exploitation such as the stagefright attacks but it is ultimately in the hands of manufacturers and carriers to implement the updates.
The blog details all the google updates as well as patches from Samsung regarding its own software on the phone.
“At Samsung, we take security and privacy issues very seriously and we are doing our best to respond as quickly as possible. Securing your device and maintaining the trust you place in us is our top priority,” the company wrote in a blog post.
The devices that will get the updates are as follows
- Samsung Galaxy S5
- Samsung Galaxy S6
- Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
- Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+
- Samsung Galaxy Note 4
- Samsung Galaxy Note 5
- Samsung Note edge
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
Some of the other devices that aren’t listed will also get the updates in the future since the exploitation is a very serious matter and almost every android phone is affected by this issues regardless of whether it’s a premium phone or a low end device.