Smartphone Security. Google in recent days has had to deal with a small alarm that has been created around the world Android, to a vulnerability affecting the vast majority of existing devices on the market Nexus detected. Now, it seems that in Mountain View have seen the wolf ears and are rushing to close the door to possible problems.
The next update
The fact is that in recent days has discovered a serious vulnerability that is present in the Linux kernel and operating system that affects versions 3.4, 3.10 and 3.14. Summarizing much, this is a default kernel and that could take advantage of some applications already on the market and are a serious threat. That is why Google has already warned that it is working at top speed to have as soon as possible a new patch will arrive in the coming days, so you can imagine that next week we will have a solution to the problem. For now, a few days ago the Mountain View published some Kernel if other companies wanted to incorporate security updates and close the door to future problems.
As we say, the affected devices are most Nexus is in the market although it seems that some terminals of other brands such as the new Samsung Galaxy S7, are out of danger thanks to incorporating the kernel version 3.18.4.
Be careful what you install
Although it is advice that we can consider at any time of the year, from Google were particularly striven to remember that no applications are installed outside the Play Store to prevent certain threats of apps that could appear in the next few days and try take advantage of this security hole. To help early detection of any threat, the Big G group has updated their Verify tool to recognize any threat that might arise on the market (even in the store Google) in the coming days with the intention of taking advantage of this hole recently discovered security. So much care.