Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

#1084 Android security bulletin features two patch levels
The frail world of the Android ecosystem has taken some hits in the past week with the disclosure of a full disk encryption bypass vulnerability and the arrival of the HummingBad malware.

The FDE bypass highlighted the need to keep Android patch levels current, but as Duo Labs statistics point out, that remains a struggle for Android users who must rely on carriers and handset makers to integrate and distribute Google updates.

The latest Android Security Bulletin, released today, provides little relief. It’s a sizable update—late by nearly a week because of the July 4 U.S. holiday—but contains fixes for problems in a host of familiar areas including Mediaserver and a number of Qualcomm, MediaTek and NVIDIA components that have been featured in almost every bulletin since the monthly releases started last August.
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