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Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy A9 Receiving May 2019 Security Update

As Google recently published May 2019 security patch to Android source code, Samsung is now pushing the new changes to its devices. Lucky devices to get May 2019 update are Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Samsung Galaxy A9 with builds code-named N950FXXU6DSD5 and A920FXXU1BSDA for both devices respectively. These updates aren’t available in every region yet but gradually they will be so check on your device regularly for a new update.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is receiving May 2019 security update in Morocco while Samsung Galaxy A9 in India. May 2019 security update carries patch fixes for seven critical vulnerabilities within the Android Operating System and 21 vulnerabilities within the Samsung’s Software. We will be discussing the vulnerabilities briefly below. Within the list of May 2019 update, these devices are the first to receive it and hopefully this update is expected to arrive in every region on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Samsung Galaxy A9

May 2019 Security Update, Galaxy A9, Galaxy Note 8

May 2019 Security Update – Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy A9

Samsung is always working to perfect their security within every handset to avoid different kind of vulnerabilities happening to their handsets. This May 2019 security patch has brought fixes for 7 critical vulnerabilities within the Android Operating System. One of the most severe vulnerability was allowing a remote attacker using a specially crafted file to execute random code within the context of a privileged process. There were fixes for Samsung’s software also which included the content leak from the clipboard and some learned words from the Samsung keyboard app to the lock screen through Bixby. The great news is that there have been no reports of any attacks happened yet.

This update is an OTA update which will arrive through a notification. If your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or Samsung Galaxy A9 hasn’t received any updates yet then look for the update by navigating to Settings and looking for the Software update. If the update is available then download and install as this update has no major changes or additional features rather than improving your phone’s security. Still, there’s no update? Then kindly wait for the update to arrive as updates are rolled out in phases and might reach in two or three days within your phone.

Let us know in the comments if you’ve received the update on your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or Samsung Galaxy A9? We love hearing from you. Happy Updating!

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