Android phone makers skip Google security updates without telling users – study

Android phones are infamously slow to get updates — as of Google’s last update in February, only 1.1 percent of Android users have access to the latest version of the software — but apparently, the problems with Android’s software updates go deeper than that. Research firm Security Research Labs is claiming that numerous Android manufacturers are lying to users about missed security patches, according to a report from Wired. SRL researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell spent two years analyzing Android devices, checking to see if the phones actually had installed the security patches that the software said it had. The pair found that many devices had what they call a “patch gap,” where the phone’s software would claim it was up to date... Continue reading…

Some Android phone makers have lied about having fully update security patches

It would seem that your brand-spanking new Android phone is not as secure as you think it might be. According to a two-year study conducted by Security Research Labs (SRL) on more than 1,200 ...

Thu 12 Apr 18 from Techspot

Researchers say some Android phone makers hide missed updates

A number of Android phones have a tendency to skip the occasional security patch while making it appear that the device is fully up to date, Wired reports. Researchers with Security ...

Thu 12 Apr 18 from Engadget

Some Android Phones Are Missing Security Patches They Claim to Have

Nohl and Lell have spent two years reverse engineering the updates on more than 1,200 Android phones to see if the patches are all included. The post Some Android Phones Are Missing Security ...

Thu 12 Apr 18 from Extremetech

Is your Android phone hiding security updates from you?

Android devices told their users they were protected, but were far from it, researchers claim

Fri 13 Apr 18 from Techradar

How Android Phones Hide Missed Security Updates From You

A study finds that Android phones aren't just slow to get patched; sometimes they lie about being patched when they're not.

Thu 12 Apr 18 from Wired Security

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