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Following in Google and Samsung’s footsteps, LG to also issue monthly security updates


Google and Samsung recently announced that they will be sending monthly security patches for their smartphones and tablets in addition to the system updates that are rolled out every few months. This would ensure that any security issue or vulnerability that surfaces would be fixed soon before the end of the month.

Today, LG has announced that it will be offering similar support for its smartphones and tablets. This move comes in the wake of the recently discovered Android Stagefright vulnerability, which allowed malware to secretly sneak into your device in the form of an MMS without your knowledge. Several manufacturers have already started issuing updates to fix this and it’s good to see that monthly updates will also be sent out to devices.

Here’s what LG had to say in a statement – “LG will be providing security updates on a monthly basis which carriers will then be able to make available to customers immediately. We believe these important steps will demonstrate to LG customers that security is our highest priority.”

Via: Wired

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