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BlueBorne security update now arriving on the Galaxy S6 in Europe

Scared by the consequences of taking a lax approach, Samsung has rushed to patch the BlueBorne security vulnerability on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge in Europe by way of an over-the-air (OTA) update.

From what we can tell, the upgrade—G920FXXU5EQI6 and G925FXXU5EQI6, respectively—doesn’t bundle any of the changes included in last month’s Security Maintenance Release (SMR), let alone any new features.

Related: Samsung details contents of September security patch

Hold up! What’s BlueBorne?

Its only purpose is to secure the BlueBorne vulnerability, which allows remote hackers to gain complete control of a Bluetooth-enabled computer, smartphone and tablet, even when it’s not set in a discoverable mode.

Recommended: Samsung rolls out security patches to fix BlueBorne vulnerability

The update is currently making the rounds in the Netherlands, though typically after an upgrade is released in the region, it quickly makes its way to Germany, followed by a number of other countries in Europe, including the United Kingdom.

To check to see if the OTA is ready for your handset, open Settings, select Software Update, then tap Download Updates Manually. If you don’t, however, feel like taking the manual approach, you can wait until you receive an alert instructing you to install the release.

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Mario9906
Mario9906

Also new G903W firmware (G903WVLU1CQI1) includes blueborne fix patch but not september security patch…

kica3101
kica3101

And why do not the J320H and J120H and J105H get updates since May?

gsdworld21
gsdworld21

There’s an app on the play store to check. I checked my Note8 and it said it doesn’t need it. Maybe S8 and S7 are the same

woody365
woody365

No the S7 needs it. That app told me I was vulnerable.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Yeah?! Still waiting for it on my S8+ in the UK!!

sairus1988
sairus1988

Wtf?? Where is updated for S7 edge?

arrykam
arrykam

s man I’m also waiting to have on my s7 edge here in india

Abhijeet
Abhijeet

Still no update for those it seems.