405 Security researchers have just hunted several manufacturers of Android smartphones lying in something as important as are the security…
Security researchers have just hunted several manufacturers of Android smartphones lying in something as important as are the security updates of their phones. We are going to reveal what “the trap” that several of these companies are doing that, for the moment, have not made statements about it.
How long it takes for the Android updates is not the only problem facing the many users of the Google operating system, now they have to see how the security patches They usually reach their phones, they have never really arrived and they have suffered a “false update”.
Researchers of SRL have been working on their report for two years to discover how some Android mobile manufacturers lie with the security patches. To do this, they spent about two years analyzing Android devices, verifying if the phones had actually installed the security patches that the software updates announced.
It was then that it was discovered that many did not have security patch real, but something they have decided to name as a “Patch space ” This is where the phone software claimed that it was updated with security patches but, in reality, it was missing up to a dozen updates.
SRL has tested the firmware of 1,200 phones of all types of companies such as Google , HTC or Motorola , finding the same problem in many of them, so it seems that it is a common problem among several of the most important Android manufacturers of the moment, whether intentional or not. Powerfully calls that a company like Google, whose terminals are updated first, is also present in this list.
Researchers want to help users discover if their phone is updated or not, for which they have launched an application in Google Play Store that will tell you if you are a victim of this problem discovered in numerous smartphones on the market.
Google has been one of the few companies that has wanted to go out of its way to ensure that “We have launched research on each instance and each OEM to comply with their certified devices” . It also indicates that some of the affected phones lacked the official Google Android security certification. Finally from the company they also want to ensure that they will analyze this problem in depth to see what is really happening.