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December 2017 security patch detailed by Samsung

Samsung has published details on the security patch for the month for December on its official blog today, revealing what vulnerabilities have gotten fixed in Android and the exploits patched in Samsung’s version of the operating system. There are a total of 10 vulnerabilities affecting Samsung devices that have been fixed in the latest patch, along with 11 critical vulnerabilities found in Android (in addition to a slew of moderate and high-risk ones).

As usual, there’s nothing here that would interest us regular folks (compared to the last couple of months where major exploits like KRACK and Bluetooth were discovered), other than the fact that the software running on Samsung’s Android devices will be more secure. Well, at least those that will receive the December update on time, something that cannot be guaranteed even for the company’s top-of-the-line handsets if we go by recent security patch updates. It also remains to be seen which device will be first in line. The Galaxy S8 and Note 8 don’t seem to be at the top of the list despite being the latest and greatest Samsung flagships, so we can expect older, even lower-cost phones to be updated before flagship phones.

When am I getting the update?

Once the December security patch starts rolling out to a Galaxy device, you’ll read about it right here on SamMobile, so be sure to keep checking back! If you’re interested in the details of the security exploits in the December patch, check out the source link.

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