Google has just published the Android security bulletin for March 2021. This month, the patch fixes a total of 38 security vulnerabilities identified within the mobile OS. The update has already been pushed to the Pixels and a handful of smartphones from other brands.
This Monday, March 1, 2021, Google put online March 2021 Android Security Bulletin. Mountain View engineers have identified a total of 38 breaches in the operating system. In detail, the patch fixes 31 flaws considered to be high risk and 7 critical flaws. Contrary to its habits, Google has not spotted a “moderate” breach.
For memory, Google classifies all Android flaws based on their dangerousness, the ease with which a hacker can exploit it as well as the potential risks for smartphone users. As always, several breaches concerning the components provided by Qualcomm, including chips dedicated to the operation of the screen or the camera.
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Google has already deployed the patch on the Pixels
“The most serious of these issues is a critical security vulnerability in the system component that could allow a remote attacker using a specially crafted transmission to execute code arbitrarily” Google explains in the monthly newsletter. The patch has already been rolled out to Google Pixels. Note that the update was also pushed by other brands. This is particularly the case with Samsung. The South Korean manufacturer has already offered the March 2021 Android update on the Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Fold, Galaxy S21 and Galaxy Z Fold 2. In recent months, Samsung has been increasingly responsive.
To check if the March 2021 patch is already available on your smartphone, just go to the menu Settings, then in About the device, and in Software update. If an update is available, just click Start the update. Have you already received the update on your Android smartphone? We await your testimony in the comments below.