Google is releasing monthly Android security updates, and you can read all of the details in the Nexus Security Bulletins. I’ll write a summary of each month’s update for TechRepublic readers.
There are 16 issues in the update: 6 are Critical, 8 are High, and 2 are Moderate. The vulnerabilities I list below illustrate the variety of fixes Google has patched this month.
The security updates range from privilege vulnerabilities, remote code execution vulnerabilities, remote denial of service vulnerabilities, and mitigation bypass vulnerabilities.
To check to see if your device has updated to the latest security patch, go to Settings | About Phone and scroll down to Android Security Patch Level. If you see March 1, 2016, your device is current. If your device reads February 1, 2016, check back regularly to ensure the update does eventually reach your device.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht