Nov 02 AT 3:55 PM Alex Wagner 0 Comments

Google details the November 2015 Nexus security update

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Google’s effort to push monthly security updates to Nexus devices continues today with a November 2015 release.

Google says that its November 2015 security update address 7 vulnerabilities, 2 of which are classified as “critical,” 4 that are “high,” and 1 that’s “moderate.” The worst vulnerability, according to Google, could allow remote code to run through multiple methods, including email, web browsing, and MMS.

Google let its Android partners know about these vulnerabilities on October 5 or earlier, giving them at least a few weeks to patch the issues. The patches will be released into the AOSP repository over the next 48 hours.

This Nexus security update program was originally announced after the Stagefright exploit became known, and Samsung and LG have said that they’ll offer monthly security updates, too. Because Android belongs to Google, though, Nexus hardware will get these security patches first. So if you’ve got a phone or tablet with a Nexus tattoo, keep an eye out for an update that’s headed your way.

Source: Google Groups

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