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

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

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

Several phone makers have been allegedly misleading consumers regarding their device's protection. While phones making use of Qualcomm's Snapdragon and Samsung's Exynos are less likely to miss out on patches, those running on MediaTek chipsets were found to be missing out on a lot more (9 on average).

In some of the cases, it was found that the Android phone manufacturers had intentionally misrepresented the dates when the device had last been patched.

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It can get worse that that, Nohl told Wired's Andy Greenberg.

Not only do some vendors fail to push these security patches, or delay their release, but sometimes they just let the users think that their smartphone's security is fully up-to-date. What they discovered was something they refer to as "patch gap". The team cited the Samsung J5 2016 as being honest about the lack of patches, while the J3 2016 lacked 12 patches (including two deemed "critical") despite claiming to receive every security update in 2017.

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Nohl and Lell plan to present their findings at the Hack in the Box security conference in Amsterdam tomorrow, and post their full paper online after their presentation. Those with Samsung processors skipped over few patches while models using MediaTek chips missed nearly 10 patches, on average. According to the firm there have been almost a dozen patches that were skipped by certain OEMs, which means that some users, and likely a large number of them considering how many Android phones are out there and how many vendors weren't applying the patches as regularly as Google intended, were continuing to use phones that weren't up to date and weren't able to protect their users from current (at the time) security risks that Google was pushing out these patches for. SRL Labs is going to release an update to its Android app SnoopSnitch that will let users check their phone's code for the actual state of its security updates, but it is unlikely that users will manually check for patches. Other handset makers have to examine each update and, if necessary, tailor them to fit each of their own devices. Like every other digital product, there are still some bugs plaguing the firmware but none of them are more bothersome than the issue that involves Google Assistant.

Most non-Google Android phone makers (except for Sony) were once bad at keeping up with security patches. Out of the 1,200 phones tested by SRL, which included devices from Google, Samsung, HTC, Motorola and TCL, the firm found that even flagship devices from Samsung and Sony missed a patch. It appears Motorola may not be living up to its promises. Xiaomi, OnePlus, Nokia jumped as many as three patches.

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Bringing up the rear were ZTE and TCL, whose phones had an average of more than four missed Android security practices.

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