Verizon seems to be working around the clock to update Samsung phones on its network every time a major new Android vulnerability rears its head. It was only last week that we saw the November security patch update, with a fix for the KRACK exploit that affects almost every modern Wi-Fi-enabled device, hit the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge on Verizon. A similar update is now making its way to the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, and Galaxy Note 5, Samsung’s 2015 flagship phones.
Verizon pushes out November security update to 2015 flagships
Like most monthly updates, this one doesn’t bring any changes other than the latest security fixes. The November security patch includes fixes for 61 Android vulnerabilities and six exploits that affect only Samsung devices. Detailed information on what these vulnerabilities are and how they affect a device can be seen here. Naturally, some vulnerabilities have also been kept a secret to prevent exploitation before the update has reached all eligible devices.
To see if the update is available on your Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, or Galaxy Note 5, tap the Download updates manually option in the Settings » Software update menu on your phone. It should start downloading instantly, but if it doesn’t, simply try again after a while.