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Samsung releases Galaxy S6 Edge update, includes patch for a critical security vulnerability


Samsung released a software update that includes a critical security patch for the Galaxy S6 Edge. The South Korean company has not provided details of the vulnerability, which appears to be exclusive to the S6 Edge.

Early reports speculated that the critical vulnerability may have been related to the recent QuadRooter vulnerabilities, although Check Point, the security firm that discovered the QuadRooter flaws, informed that the vulnerabilities are unrelated to Galaxy S6 Edge devices.

The Quadrooter flaws in Qualcomm chipset software drivers could affect 900 million Android devices requires the installation of malicious code through malware or a malicious app. “Galaxy S6 Edge is built on the Exynos 7420 Octa chipset,” Check Point mobile security evangelist Jeff Zacuto wrote in an email to “It would not be affected by QuadRooter.”

The update also improves the memory management efficiency on the Galaxy S6 and optimizes unused applications. Samsung said the update also improves stability. Galaxy S6 users can check if the firmware update version is G925IDVS3EPH2 is available for their device and region at Settings > About phone > Check for updates.

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