Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

#1559 Android battles to fix the holes where the rain gets in
Google’s security mavens have been hard at work this month, patching an impressive 78 Android flaws in the firm’s latest update.

All-told, seven issues are rated ‘critical’, including a hat-trick of kernel-level holes, a privilege flaw in the MediaTek video driver and three biggies affecting Qualcomm silicon.

Qualcomm turns out to be a bit of a theme with 31 vulnerabilities (identified by CVE numbers) mentioning the chip maker by name.

If 78 sounds like a lot of security holes to fix at once, it’s actually down on recent months. In July, the number reached an all-time high of 108, followed by another 103 in August.
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