The BlueBorne vulnerability was recently discovered. It’s a Bluetooth-based vulnerability that’s present in a wide variety of devices. The vulnerability enables hackers to gain remote access to a Bluetooth-enabled device and do as they please. The affected devices have since been receiving software fixes and AT&T has now rolled out the BlueBorne fix for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.
The firmware update that the carrier is rolling out for Samsung’s 2016 flagships weighs in at 135MB. Not only does it bring the BlueBorne fix, but it also brings the latest October security patch for both devices.
The security patch for the month of October 2017 brings fixes for 215 vulnerabilities in the Android operating system. It also features fixes for six vulnerabilities that Samsung found in its own software.
AT&T is now rolling out firmware update version G930AUCS4BQJ2 and G935AUCS4BQJ2 for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge respectively. It finally fixes the BlueBorne vulnerability on these handsets, the vulnerability could enable hackers to take control of the device via Bluetooth even when they’re not set in discoverable mode.
AT&T is rolling out the firmware update over-the-air and it should go live for all users soon. Users will get an OTA update notification on their handsets when it goes live for them.