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Android Smartphone Manufacturers to Hiding the Missed Security Updates
says the Report.

The Android mobile makers have deceiving user in their smartphones' security
against the malware and hack vulnerabilities.

The manufacturers have allegedly found lying to consumers about the missed
security patches. Researchers are looking at companies like Google,
Samsung, Motorola, OnePlus, Xiaomi, and others, and found some of them say
their handsets have updated with the latest security patches, but neglect to
mention that several updates were in fact missed.

Research firm Security Research Labs has claimed that several mobile
manufacturers are lying to their customers about missed Android security
patches, as per a report by Wired.

The researchers are looking into 1,200 handsets from companies like
Samsung, Sony, Google, Huawei, Motorola, LG, HTC, and more and discovered
that there is usually a 'patch gap' between what the mobiles say have updated
and what patches have installed. "It is small for some devices and pretty
significant for others," SRL founder Karsten Nohl was quoting saying.

Nohl and researcher Jakob Lell found that companies like Sony and Samsung
missed a few patches on average, but HTC, Huawei, LG, and Motorola had
between three and four skipped pieces. Other manufacturers like Xiaomi,
OnePlus, and Nokia jumped between one and three security updating, on
average. Also, manufacturers like TCL and ZTE even skipping more than 4.

The researchers are noting that the SoCs that the smartphones use might be
the cause of the issue. Phones with Samsung processors skipped over few
patches while handsets with MediaTek SoCs missed roughly around ten spots,
on average. Nohl says, "The lesson is that you go for a cheaper device, you
end up in a less well-maintained part of an ecosystem."

Notably, SRL Labs has released an update to its Android app called Snoop
Snitch, which enables the users to check the smartphone code for the actual
its security updates.

The Google has responded to the report saying it is working with SRL Labs to
investigate its findings further. Google is returning to the issue, in an emailed
statement to Gadgets 360, "We will like to thank Karsten Nohl and Jakob Kell
for their continued efforts to reinforce the security of the Android ecosystem.

We are working with them to improve their detection mechanisms to account
for situations where a device uses the other security update instead of the
Google suggesting security update. Security updates are one of many layers
using to protect Android devices and users.

Building-in platform protections, such as application sandboxing, and security
services, such as Google Play Protect, are as important.

These layers of security-combined with the tremendous diversity of the
Android ecosystem is contributing to the researchers' conclusions that remote
exploitation of Android devices remains challenging."

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