Google Android device manager and WiFi security bug patched in April OS update
My Android device has been acting strange lately, it keeps tossing me a WiFi notice saying “Waiting for WiFi connection to download”. I wonder if this is related to the WiFi bug that has been reported recently.
Google Playstore is even not usable to update applications, even if you get your device connected to WiFi or just on the network data, that doesn’t matter. The pop-up notice just keeps haunting on my mobile device. Does anyone experience the same issue?
This recent bug found a serious security flaw in WiFi chipsets of both iOS and Android systems that allows hackers to invade devices within WiFi range.
It is associated with the WiFi Broadcom chipset implemented in iOS and Android devices. This enables the execution of any harmful code “by WiFi accessibility exclusively, requesting no user permission.” The bug permits anyone who is on the same WiFi access point to perform code on other devices.
Project Zero researcher Gal Beniamini explained this the “lack of security protections built into many software and hardware platforms made the Broadcom chipset a prime target.” Because of the difficulty of the firmware implementation of the WiFi SoC it lags associated with having respect to security. It again lacks a lot of basic security provisions which makes it a prime target for exploitation.
Android security update, fixing 102 vulnerabilities
Google is going with its April 2017 Android security update, fixing 102 various vulnerabilities in the mobile operating system. Of the vulnerabilities patched by Google this month, just 15 are graded as having critical impact.
Not surprisingly, the media sever aspect is once again being patched by Google. The Android sever has been patched in every Android security update issued by Google since August 2015. Within the new April update, server addresses for 15 flaws in total, which include six rated as crucial, five as high and four with only average impact.
On the other hand, many Android OS users have overlooked their Google Android device manager application which is very helpful whenever there is an unexpected event. In such as tracing your lost device and wiping it data remotely. Using Google device manager, but before you can use it, you need to set the Google android device manager by: o to 1. Settings 2. Location and Security 3. Device Administrator. IMAGE/Softpedia.com