November Security Patch Now Rolling Out To Galaxy S8


In the past weeks, Samsung Electronics has been taking good care of its smartphones as there is barely a day that we don’t¬†get news about one Samsung device or another receiving the November security patch. Now, it is the turn of Galaxy S8. Just recently,¬†the¬†Galaxy S8¬†and Galaxy S8+ received¬†Android 8.0 Oreo beta and presently, other regular users who are not taking part in the beta program are now receiving the November security patch. Both the¬†beta and standard update made mention of¬†enhancements to Bluetooth connectivity and the latest Google security patches. It is possible that Samsung used the same¬†official changelog for both programs.

Generally, this security patch takes care of¬†61 vulnerabilities on Android’s open source system and six exploits found on Samsung‚Äôs software. However, a major fix for this update is the¬†widespread Wi-Fi KRACK exploit. This latest update which weighs¬†545 MB and has the build number¬†G950FXXU1AQK7 has been spotted in the Netherlands thus it is only a matter of time before it¬†spreads to other markets.

As usual with OTA updates, all devices will not receive the update at the same time. Your device should alert you¬†once the update is available. However, this could take many days so you may just head to¬†Settings ¬Ľ Software update¬†menu to check if it is available. Let us know if you have received this update outside Netherlands.

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