Yesterday we told you about a security flaw which could have affected more than 600 million Samsung smartphones.
The issue was discovered by Ryan Welton from mobile security firm NowSecure and now Samsung has responded to the reports of the issue.
We heard yesterday that Samsung were notified about the issue back in December of last year, Now Secure also alerted the Android Security team about the problem.
Samsung released a patch to the mobile carriers at the start of 2015, although it is not clear how many of the carriers have issued the patch to their customers.
Samsung has now said that they will be using Samsung Knox to update the security policy on Samsung smartphones, you can see the statement from Samsung below, which we received by email.
Samsung takes emerging security threats very seriously. We are aware of the recent issue reported by several media outlets and are committed to providing the latest in mobile security. Samsung Knox has the capability to update the security policy of the phones, over-the-air, to invalidate any potential vulnerabilities caused by this issue. The security policy updates will begin rolling out in a few days. In addition to the security policy update, we are also working with SwiftKey to address potential risks going forward.
So it looks like Samsung is working to get the issue resolved with its Samsung smartphones, which is good news, as soon as we get some more information on when the problem will be fixed, we will let you guys know.
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