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March security update available for Nexus devices and BlackBerry Priv

Gold Nexus 6P Android handset got the March security update already
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This new patch addresses six critical bugs and eight high severity issues, as well as two "moderate" problems.
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According to the Nexus Security Bulletin for March, Google unleashed yesterday the OTA update that comes as part of the Monthly Release process. As usual, the Nexus firmware images are ready to download from the Google Developer website. However, this month the BlackBerry Priv receives the update next to the Nexus devices as well.

The most severe issue that becomes a thing of the past once the update completes is a new vulnerability that could enable remote code execution through multiple methods when processing media files. All in all, the new firmware solves six critical problems, eight labeled as "high severity," and two "moderate" issues.

Unfortunately, older versions like KitKat will not get updated and so will remain vulnerable to the recent Mediaserver-related exploits. While BlackBerry has been very quick to deliver the updates this month, Samsung is expected to do it in about three weeks. We will get back to this month's Android security updates as soon as more Google partners deliver them, so stay tuned.

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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2016-03- 8 (Update: 2016-03- 8)