Google’s Android Security Bulletin for June 2016 is here

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It’s that time of the month again where Google posts its monthly Android Security Bulletin. The Bulletin for June is rather interesting, as there was a pretty big vulnerability where code could be executed through email, web browsing, and MMS by processing media files.

In the company’s official announcement, they noted that they weren’t aware of anyone that has been exploited by this vulnerability, but the problem has been patched up anyway. Partners were notified after last month’s Security Bulletin, so this issue will hopefully be patched on other devices over the next couple months as well.

Of course, if you have a Nexus device, you should be getting June’s security upgrade very soon. Once you get the notification, it would be wise to download it immediately, particularly because the flaw is now publicly known. If you don’t want to wait for a notification, you can, of course, head into Settings > About phone to check for it manually. Alternatively, you could manually flash the factory or OTA images.

If you don’t have a Nexus device, it’s going to be some time before you see June’s security patch. If you own a recent flagship, the timeline might be shorter, but you’re at least a couple months out before getting that flaw fixed on your handset.

source: Android


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