The US carrier AT&T has started rolling some updates for a bunch of Samsung devices. This new update brings the October security patch. Thus its recommended to install it as soon as possible. The October security update will fix the notorious KRACK exploit which is a WiFi vulnerability, in this WPA2 protocol by forcing it to reuse in encryption algorithms used by your WiFi.
Along with this, the BlueBorne security vulnerability is also fixed in this patch; the Blueborne vulnerability allows the intruder to gain full access to your device if you happen to within his Bluetooth range. To check if you’re safe from this download the blueborne scanner from the Google Play Store, this is developed by the same developer named team Armis, who also happen to discover this exploit.
Now, these are the devices that will get the October security patch:
For the Galaxy S6 edge, it comes with build number as G925AUCS6EQJ2 and the updated weight around 62MB, for the Galaxy S6 the version number is G920AUCS6EQJ1, and the size is around 72MB, the S6 Edge Plus also gets this update with build number G928AUCS4EQJ1 and size come at 65MB.
Now for the Galaxy Note 5, N920AUCS4EQJ1 and the size is 67MB, the former flagship that’s the S7 Active also get it with firmware version as N920AUCS4EQJ1 and the size comes at around 132MB. Before installing it make sure you have at least 60% or more battery remaining on your Galaxy device and download the update over Wifi rather than mobile data. To check it manually just head over to Settings > About Phone > System software updates.
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