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AT&T releases Stagefright fix for Galaxy S6, Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4

AT&T fixes Stagefright vulnerability of Galaxy S5 and S6, Galaxy Note 4
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Soon after Sprint, AT&T becomes the second large mobile carrier in the US that releases a patch to address the notorious Stagefright vulnerability.

Patching the Stagefright vulnerability is a high-priority task for all carriers around the world these days and AT&T became the second in the US to solve the problem. Sprint was the first to release the update, and now AT&T unleashes a similar patch for the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S5, and Galaxy Note 4 handsets on its network.

SamMobile reports that AT&T has just began to roll out an update that only comes with "device security enhancement" and nothing more. Unfortunately, it looks like the official update page is not available yet. Nevertheless, it is obvious that updated devices should no longer be susceptible to the Stagefright vulnerability. The source did not mention if this update also brings the Android version up to date, as it is the case with the new firmware from Sprint.

AT&T's software applies to Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Active, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S5 Active, as well as Galaxy Note 4. Sprint updated the Note 4 first, and in the meantime also released patches for Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and Galaxy Note Edge.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-08- 6 (Update: 2015-08- 6)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.