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Android device makers promise monthly security fixes


IDG News Service - (International) Google, Samsung, and LG announced plans to begin issuing monthly security patches for Android devices, citing the operating system's (OS) increased targeting from cybercriminals. The first large update includes a patch for the Stagefright vulnerability, which can compromise a device via a specially crafted multimedia message (MMS). [ed.: For more, see this post in the Optimal Security blog.]


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:24:55