A short while ago, we wrote about how a group of researchers had pointed out that about a billion Android devices running on Qualcomm made chipsets were at the risk of this “QuadRooter” flaw which makes your phone very vulnerable. Since then, Qualcomm has come forward and promised to resolve the issue with their updates. Looks like smartphone manufacturers are taking the matter into their own hands here.
Sony recently announced that they will soon roll out an update to fix the QuadRooter flaw. Here’s the official statement:
Sony Mobile takes the security and privacy of customer data very seriously. We are aware of the ‘Quadrooter’ vulnerability and are working to make the security patches available within normal and regular software maintenance, both directly to open-market devices and via our carrier partners, so timings can vary by region and/or operator. Consumers are recommended to continuously upgrade their phone software in order to optimize performance of their Xperia™ smartphone. Users can take steps to protect themselves by only downloading trusted applications from reputable application stores.