Tag Archives: Flaw

Android November Security Update Doesn’t Contain Fix for ‘Dirty COW’ Linux Flaw

  Last month, Linux security researcher Phil Oester discovered that a nine-year-old Linux kernel flaw (CVE-2016-5195) dubbed ‘Dirty COW’ is seeing active exploits in the wild. Google was expected to patch this flaw – after all, Android uses the Linux kernel – with its latest security update but as it turns out, the search giant has left out this dated ... Read More »

Investigators Said to Suspect New Flaw in Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Investigators believe the latest incidents of Samsung smartphones overheating, which prompted it to abandon its Galaxy Note 7 model, may be the result of a flaw different from the one that caused the device’s original recall last month. Preliminary examination of the evidence from recent battery incidents suggests there is an issue with the batteries made by China’s Amperex Technology ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall: Small Battery Flaw Blamed

Samsung Electronics Co. blamed a minor battery manufacturing flaw for prompting a global recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones and is seeking more time to investigate the cause behind its deepest crisis in years. The South Korean company outlined the preliminary findings in a report to the country’s technology standards agency that hasn’t previously been released. Initial conclusions indicate ... Read More »