Attention Android users! Google’s latest security patch, rolled out in December, is not your ordinary update. With a focus on fixing 85 vulnerabilities, there’s a critical threat on the radar – CVE-2023-40088. Understanding the risks and taking prompt action is essential to ensure your device’s security.
In the Android Security Bulletin, Google shed light on the severity of this critical flaw within the System component. Termed Remote Code Execution (RCE), this vulnerability poses a serious threat. Imagine a scenario where attackers could inject their code into your phone’s system without your knowledge or consent. Although there’s no evidence of this flaw being exploited yet, Google stresses the urgency of updating to stay one step ahead of potential threats.
This critical vulnerability spans across different Android versions, encompassing 11, 12, 12L, 13, and 14. The call to action is clear – update now to fortify your device’s defenses.
Interestingly, Google chose not to bundle the Pixel update with the December security patch. Instead, the December Pixel update, referred to as a Quarterly Platform Release or Pixel Feature Drop, is expected to bring a slew of exciting features. One standout addition for Pixel 8 Pro users is the Video Boost feature. It works by sending recorded videos to Google’s cloud, where computational photography capabilities enhance them before returning them to users’ Google Photo library.
As you gear up to ensure your device’s security, stay tuned for the upcoming Pixel update, promising not just enhanced protection but also innovative features for eligible Pixel models.