Firmware

Samsung rolls out February security update for all its latest flagship smartphones

Samsung has just begun pushing out February’s security update to all unlocked variants of the Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note 5 located in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.

This release is identical to the firmware that Google pushed out for its Nexus lineup at the beginning of the month, and is targeted at fixing ten security loopholes and seven major vulnerabilities in the Android operating system. There’s also a dedicated patch for the faulty Qualcomm Wi-Fi drivers and a repair for a critical error that could have allowed remote access to a device by way of a simple text message.

Unfortunately, the South Korean manufacturer could not publish the entire changelog for this upgrade as there are bugs present in the software that might not have been stumbled upon by hackers, who may attempt to exploit them before the firmware reaches its designated handsets. If you own one of the above-mentioned devices and would like to see if the upgrade is ready for your particular unit, head into Settings, followed by About Device, then tap Check for Updates.

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