LG launches Product Security Response Team for its smartphones
The Android Stagefright bug proves that classic desktops aren't the only systems with hackers constantly knocking on the front door. Last month, a security firm revealed that certain LG Android devices running on old software can have up to two vulnerabilities that may grant strangers almost complete control of the smartphone.
As a result of these overseen bugs, the South Korean manufacturer has launched a Product Security Response Team (PSRT) to deal with security threats and to distribute their proper solutions in a timely manner. The dedicated website will be constantly updated with newly discovered software threats (if any) and allow users to easily report security vulnerabilities.
Since LG smartphones run entirely on Android, the website includes news and information related to the Google operating system as well. We see this as a step in the right direction and something that other manufacturers should provide for their respective smartphones. Major manufacturers like Xiaomi, Samsung, and HTC often implement UI skins unique to their family of smartphones. Thus, any bugs, vulnerabilities, and fixes should be made transparent to users.