ibusinesslines.com
ibusinesslines.com October 20, 2018


Google releases December Security Bulletin for Android, KRACK fix included

05 December 2017, 08:06 | Justin Tyler

Google releases December Security Bulletin for Android, KRACK fix included

Google releases December Security Bulletin for Android, KRACK fix included

Google has patched 45 vulnerabilities in its latest security bulletin for Android devices and as usual, Google has delivered two patch levels associated with the latest update, created to help OEMs select the most appropriate patches for them. More importantly, it prevents attackers from exploiting the KRACK vulnerability. But Google says there will be two patch levels for this month: 12-1 and 12-5, the latter of which will be the level for all Nexus and Pixel builds. Google is doing this now through its December security patch.

These patches will roll out to supported Nexus and Pixel devices via an over-the-air update. "We encourage all users to update to the latest version of Android where possible", Google noted.

The biggest beneficiaries of Android 8.1 could be those on low-end devices though, as Google has also crafted the Android Oreo (Go edition). "Google Play Protect is enabled by default on devices with Google Mobile Services, and is especially important for users who install apps from outside of Google Play".


You have to thank the Android gods that Google is as regular as the sunrise when it comes to releasing their monthly Android Security Bulletin. Google is already aware of the issue, but it has not issued a fix for it just yet. Ever since the Stagefright vulnerability was made public, the mothership has made it its own responsibility to put out a monthly patch for evolving Android security risks.

Both of these security bulletins also inform us about hardware specific software fixes with components from MediaTek, NVIDIA, and Qualcomm. However, Verizon jumped the gun some and did offer up build numbers for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL.



Other News

Trending Now

God of War Release Date Possibly Leaked by Official PlayStation Store - Rumor
That lines up with Sony's early 2018 estimate from E3, and gives the start of next year another huge title to look forward to. You guys can check out the screenshot of the God of War PS4 Chilean PS Store listing below.

Anti-diesel policies blamed for vehicle industry's continued misery
Demand for diesel-powered cars was down by 30.6 per cent, which the SMMT attributed to "anti-diesel messages" from the government. Mixed messages over diesel vehicles has made the monthly SMMT figures useless according to one commentator.

Falcons CB Desmond Trufant out off concussion protocol
However, on a short week against New Orleans, they will need a better performance, particularly on offense, to get back on track. Trufant has recorded 29 tackles and a team-leading two interceptions in 11 games this season.

Body Believed To Be Sydney Loofe's Has Been Found
The Tuesday morning press conference lasted about 10 minutes and law enforcement limited the number of questions that were asked. Authorities say that when forensic analysis confirms the identity of the body they will share that information with the press.

Target Wallet launched for in-store mobile payment
Now Target shoppers can get ready to pay via Target's new digital Wallet , newly introduced in the company's mobile app . What is new is the ability to use those coupons and checkout with your card with one scan of your barcode.

Honor 7X For India Launching Today: What To Expect
The front camera is 13MP and the smartphone is powered by Android 8.0 with EMUI 8.0 on top and has a 3750 mAh battery. The smartphone runs on Android 7.1 Nougat operating system and has the Huawei Emotion UI 5.1 (EMUI) user interface.

Regal to be acquired by Cineworld in a deal worth $3.6bn
The company reported the earnings of $0.07/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $0.05/share. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company grew its holdings in Regal Entertainment Group by 8.3% in the 2nd quarter.