Samsung wants to roll out security updates for Android faster and more regular in the future. Background is a current vulnerability called Stagefright that threatens the majority of Android devices. To implement the project, the manufacturer is however dependent on the wireless service provider.
Owners of Samsung smartphones are to receive new Android updates in the future much faster. This was announced by the Koreans on Wednesday in its official blog. Through the accelerated update process should mainly security fixes land faster on smartphones and tablets of Samsung, so that the equipment would be much less vulnerable to hackers.
Vulnerability is forcing Samsung to rethink
Background for the decision is a serious security hole in Android that had become known in recent weeks under the name Stagefright. It allows potential attackers to gain access to Android smartphones via sending media files. Intended to affect approximately 94 percent of all available Android devices. While the developers have already responded to Google and deliver a security patch for the smartphone Nexus and Nexus 5 6, many smartphone and tablet owners are reliant on the respective device manufacturers and mobile operators to deliver the patch.
Monthly updates for Android Apps?
Samsung takes this development as an opportunity and now want to deliver new security updates for Android by its own account in future monthly to its customers. In order to implement the plans, the producer is, however, also depend on the mobile operator. Therefore currently located is in talks with all partners. Further details regarding the new security program will be published shortly. Android users who have not yet received appropriate security update should disable until further notice the automatic reception of multimedia messages on their devices, because attackers can obtain in this way access to the device.