Android June Security Update is Live

It is the first of the month which means it is time for the monthly Android Security Bulletin to be released along with updated images for Nexus devices.  The June update is now on the Android Developer site in the factory images while OTA updates to Nexus devices will begin in short order.  Google has also released the full bulletin for the update, outlining all of the things that were addressed in the update.  In all there were 21 security updates in the release, six of which were considered critical in nature.  Google points out in the bulletin that no known exploitation of the issues are known but they are addressing them anyway to keep users safe and secure.

The vast majority of the updates focus on elevated privileges within Android that can be used to take control of the phone or get to user data.

Android Marshmallow

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We have had no reports of active customer exploitation or abuse of these newly reported issues. Refer to theAndroid and Google Service Mitigations section for details on the Android security platform protections and service protections such as SafetyNet, which improve the security of the Android platform.

For those who want to flash the update to their devices right now, you can do that by going to the Developer site and downloading the factory image for your Nexus device.  The OTA update to Nexus devices will start today but it could be up to a week before it rolls out to your device.  Manufactures have the code to begin building their updates for their devices too but that could take even longer as you well know.

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