samsung-galaxy-s6-edge_004Yesterday we reported that there was a security flaw in Samsung’s default keyboard which potentially leaves over 600 million Samsung phones open to an attack. Now oddly enough the folks at NowSecure claim that Samsung was notified back in December 2014 and apparently promised that the patch would be issued through carriers.

However it seems that maybe that was not the case as Samsung has since released a statement, claiming that the update will be rolling out in the next few days. In a statement issued to PocketNow, “Samsung Knox has the capability to update the security policy of the phones, over-the-air, to invalidate any potential vulnerabilities caused by this issue. The security policy updates will begin rolling out in a few days.”

Like we said it is odd that despite Samsung’s promise to NowSecure, they are only addressing the issue almost 7 months later, which has left many devices at risk since then. However we suppose better late than never, right? That being said, issuing the update through KNOX will also help bypass carrier testing that might involve weeks given that it would need to be tested for every model.

In any case as Samsung states, the update will be rolling out in the next few days so if you’re the owner of a Samsung device, then perhaps you’ll want to keep an eye out for the update for some peace of mind.

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