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BlackBerry Releases Security Update for Android Devices

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BlackBerry Releases Security Update for Android Devices

Update for QuadRooter

These days, BlackBerry has simply launched a safety patch for the BlackBerry Android primarily based instruments together with BlackBerry Priv and DTEK50. This patches corresponds to the publicly disclosed vulnerabilities on instruments the use of the Qualcomm processors. With this, BlackBerry is the arena’s first supplier to unlock patches towards those vulnerabilities often referred to as Quadrooter.

The Quadrooter vulnerabilities used to be first unveiled through the safety corporate Test Level remaining week at DEF CON 2016. Briefly, this is a collection of 4 vulnerabilities that once used, lets in the attacker to realize ‘root’ or administrative get entry to for your software. While the vulnerability is rather tricky to be exploited because of the presence of (Android OS) manufacturing unit default settings and wish for consumer interplay, since the exploits are introduced into public area, an artistic attacker would possibly simply try to use it, therefore, making this a high-severity factor.

That stated, as a result of the safe boot chain in all BlackBerry instruments, one of the most 4 vulnerabilities has if truth be told been mitigated already.

Quoting the phrases from BlackBerry Leader Security Officer, David Kleidermacher:

Some important Android vulnerabilities – for instance, one that may be simply and remotely exploited with a publicly disclosed approach to execute ‘root’ privileged malware – merely can’t wait for a per month update cycle.

While that is nice that BlackBerry is actively securing the instruments as in line with their public dedication, the patches at this level is most effective to be had to instruments bought unlocked from ShopBlackBerry while service companions will see it later this week. On the other hand, the problem right here now's, will customers the use of carrier-devices similar to AT&T (which is caught on June Marshmallow patch), Verizon (June update) obtain it in a well timed means? I positive do hope so.

Posted by way of Terrence T for ©BerryReview |
BlackBerry Releases Security Update for Android Devices


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