Samsung has given details of an update that it’s going to begin rolling out imminently which, along with rectifying a number of security issues detailed in an Android Security Bulletin yesterday, also fix Galaxy-range specific security weaknesses.
Top of the list for Samsung, according to the detail page, is a problem with the Factory Reset Protection (FRP) that allows an ‘attacker’ (more realistically, someone who has stolen the phone or bought a stolen handset) to bypass the security measures in place to prevent it from being reset.
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The update is rolling out to Galaxy S7 series, S6 series and S5 series handsets, as well as the Note 5, Note 4 and Note 4 Edge. The A5x will also get the fix.
Along with four other Samsung-specific tweaks, the update also rolls in a bunch of required fixes announced yesterday by Google for various devices.