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4: Newbie

I have just seen this artice on the BBC website:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37005226

 

I have an LG G4 which is one of the phones affected.

 

I downloaded the Quadroot checker and it found four vulnerabilities:

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My question is, is it Vodafone or LG that will be providing the patches to remedy these bugs? And, are they available yet?

 

cheers,

 

Iain

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17: Community Champion

The original report implies that you're OK as long as you don't install apps from outside the Play Store.  As with most "vulnerabilities", I suspect your have to be pretty casual about safety to be in any serious danger.

 

The fault appears to have been discovered by reverse-engineering the Qualcomm software, which took something like 6 months.   As there are easier ways of compromising any device (mainly dodgy links and downloads), I suspect those will still be the favoured route.

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4: Newbie

I'm also interested to know when Vodafone will be releasing an update addressing this (Sony Z5 Compact / 4 vulnerabilities).

 

Tom

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16: Advanced member

Hi there

 

I'm afraid that Vodafone don't comment on the release of firmware updates.For more information, please see the FAQs here

PWIAC

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17: Community Champion

The original report implies that you're OK as long as you don't install apps from outside the Play Store.  As with most "vulnerabilities", I suspect your have to be pretty casual about safety to be in any serious danger.

 

The fault appears to have been discovered by reverse-engineering the Qualcomm software, which took something like 6 months.   As there are easier ways of compromising any device (mainly dodgy links and downloads), I suspect those will still be the favoured route.

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4: Newbie

Yes, interesting insn't it.  The app that the article refers to works & has identified 4 vulnerabilities on my HTC One M8.

 

I particulalry like the bit at the bottom where it says to beg the people who sold you the phone to apply the patches...

 

Would anyonne at Vodafone like to make any kind of comment at all?  I'm prepared to beg, (but not holding my breath).

 

 

 

 

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3: Seeker

Even sticking to the Android walled garden is not a 100% sure way of not getting hit by this vunerability.

There have been historical reports of rogue apps making their way on to the Play store.

 

The real fix is to get the vunderable devices patched. That needs the phone's manufacturer to make it and the carrier to pass it on. Plus the end user has to install it. But we are waiting on the first two to happen.

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3: Seeker

For Vodafone to be able to supply the patch, your phone's manufacturer must first create it.

 

Then Vodafone gets to add branding to it and send it out over the network.

 

But they still have to wait for the manufacturer.

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4: Newbie

Indeed, but the article goes on to say this...

 

"Qualcomm is believed to have created patches for the bugs and started to use the fixed versions in its factories.

It has also distributed the patches to phone makers and operators. However, it is not clear how many of those companies have issued updates to customers' phones."

 

It is entirely possible that this is not the full story and HTC, (in my case), may not have made the patches available but it would be very nice if Vodafone would offer some kind of comment.

 

I'm still not holding my breath.

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16: Advanced member

@bobevans wrote:

it would be very nice if Vodafone would offer some kind of comment.

 

I'm still not holding my breath.


You mean like the statement from them here....?  You can breathe now  :smileywink:

PWIAC

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16: Advanced member

There is an announcement from Vodafone here.  As expected it doesn't give any timescales on when a fix will be released.

PWIAC

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4: Newbie

Well, they got there, thanks for the info.

 

Now I can concentrate on trying to get a sensible response to a Sure Signal problem.

 

(I'm really, really not holding my breath now).

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Hi @bobevans

 

For further help with your Sure Signal, feel free to post in our Sure Signal board here.

 

Alternatively you can speak to our Live Chat team here and they will get this looked into for you. Let us know how you get on and if you need any further help message us here and we will help you further. 

 

Thanks

 

Khizar

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