Google Releases Android Security Patch

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 @ 10:11 AM gHale


Google released November’s Android security patch for all its supported devices.

This month’s patch is fixing critical security vulnerabilities, such as the KRACK (Key Reinstallation Attack) issue, which affects virtually all devices that connect to the Internet using the WPA2 security protocol.

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In addition, 84 problems ended up fixed with the November Android 8.0 “Oreo” security patch.

Google also launched a new Pixel/Nexus Security Bulletin to inform the Android community about any additional security vulnerabilities and improvements it brought to supported Pixel and Nexus devices.

Among the new features Google added with the November Android Security Patch for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices was to improve the display. The update also fixes a “faint clicking noise” reported by users of Pixel 2 devices.

“This update also brings planned UI changes which extend the life of the OLED display, including a fade out of the navigation buttons at the bottom of the screen and an update to maximum brightness,” noted Google in an announcement.

November’s Android Patch is currently rolling out to Google’s Pixel, Pixel 2, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel C, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Nexus Player devices running the Android 8.0 “Oreo” mobile operating system. Users are urged to update their devices as soon as possible by using the built-in OTA (Over-the-Air) update system.



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