Samsung rolled out the latest security patch for Android devices to many variants of the Galaxy Note 8 earlier this month. However, it didn’t release the November security patch for the unlocked Galaxy Note 8 early for some reason. Many people also buy unlocked handsets because there are no carriers to hold up software updates. It has taken Samsung almost the entire month of November but it has finally released the November security patch for the unlocked Galaxy Note 8 in the United States.

The security patch for November brings the fix for a crucial security flaw that was recently discovered in the WPA2 Wi-Fi security protocol. It affected almost all Wi-fi enabled devices since it was a vulnerability in the Wi-Fi security protocol and not due to a device-specific exploit.

Dubbed Krack, the vulnerability enabled attackers to tap into the traffic between wireless access points and devices connected to them. This left the devices open to remote ransomware code injection and also data theft.

The security patch also brings fixes for a variety of bugs that were found in the Android operating system and Samsung’s own software for the Galaxy Note 8.

Unlocked Galaxy Note 8 owners should expect to see an over-the-air update notification soon. Samsung has started rolling out software update version N950U1UEU2BQK1 for them in the United States.

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