Sony confirms to provide the patches to fix recently-disclosed QuadRooter attack on Android devices. Reportedly over 900 million android devices are affected with these vulnerabilities. Company says that fix will be available “within normal and regular software maintenance” but company has not disclosed any specific time-frame to roll-out these patches.
In a statement, company says-
Sony Mobile takes the security and privacy of customer data very seriously. We are aware of the ‘Quadrooter’ vulnerability and are working to make the security patches available within normal and regular software maintenance, both directly to open-market devices and via our carrier partners, so timings can vary by region and/or operator. Consumers are recommended to continuously upgrade their phone software in order to optimize performance of their Xperia™ smartphone. Users can take steps to protect themselves by only downloading trusted applications from reputable application stores.
In case you missed, we would like to tell you that ‘QuadRooter’ is a set of four vulnerabilities. Currently it is affecting Android devices which are built using Qualcomm chip-sets. The devices which are highly affected includes Google’s Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, HTC’s HTC One M9, HTC 10, OnePlus’s One, 2, 3 and Samsung’s Galaxy S7,Galaxy S7 Edge. Sony Xperia Z Ultra and Blackberry Dtek50 are also part of this list.
If you want to check status your device is affected or not. You can download ‘QuadRooter Scanner’ from Google Play Store using below link-