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Samsung reveals details about the December security patch

Samsung has provided all of the details that we need to know about the final security maintenance release of 2016. The company will soon start rolling out the December security patch to major flagship smartphones as part of the monthly security maintenance release process. The patch includes fixes from Google for the core Android OS as well as those discovered by Samsung.

Aside from dozens of Google patches, the company identified 15 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures that were patched to improve the safety and performance of its devices. These include fixes for a bug that showed notifications intended to be hidden on the lock screen and mobile hotspot being activated without user interaction and the password being exposed in the log.

It’s only a matter of time now before Samsung starts sending out the December security patch to some of its flagship smartphones. Keep your eyes peeled for an over-the-air update notification if you happen to one of these devices.

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