6 Critical Android security vulnerabilities fixed by patch from Google



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A security update for Android fixes 40 vulnerabilities that in the worst case allowed an attacker to install malicious apps or execute random code.

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Users with an Android device of another vendor will have to wait till the patch is released for them too.
I’m not exactly holding my breathe here. Many manufacturers are known for not issuing any updates ever. They just scratch their heads and wonder why their users are so intent on unlocking their bootloaders and demanding replacement devices be cheaper.

On a brighter note, this exploit will probably make it easier for people to root their devices (or better yet, unlock their bootloaders), which should give them the ability to remove all of the crapware that manufacturers think they have a right to force upon their users. Considering that a lot of that software is malware in and of itself, any security hole is all too welcome. At best, I can’t think of a single person who needs four different Amazon.com apps.