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Android gets huge April security update

Google recently released its monthly security update for Android. April’s update is bigger than usual and includes fixes to eight critical security flaws, in addition to fixes for other, less severe, vulnerabilities.

“The most severe of these issues is a Critical security vulnerability that could enable remote code execution on an affected device through multiple methods such as email, web browsing, and MMS when processing media files,” Google said in its April Nexus Security Bulletin. The firmware is now available for Nexus and should roll out to plenty of other phones and tablets soon, too.

Most of the large phone and tablet makers have been quick to update their software with Google’s monthly security patches. We expect a lot of you will get an update alerting you about the patch soon, so be sure to apply it.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...