Security researchers identified a harmful malware dubbed as BlueBorne that has the potential to hack any device wirelessly via Bluetooth.
This has come to information that hackers applying BlueBorne malware plan to target more than 5.3 billion devices extending from laptops, wireless speakers, and car entertainment systems to Android phones and also select Apple iPhones, iPads and iPods (running iOS 9.4.3 or less).
BlueBorne malware, cybercriminals can highjack a device and steal delicate data wirelessly completed Bluetooth.
Exerting note of the austerity of the effect different OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) in collaboration with Google has commenced operating out a security patch to their individual devices.
Samsung Galaxy S7 (Representational picture)
Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Official Website
First the month, Motorola worked out a security patch to the flagship phone Moto Z2 Force.
Samsung too has used the patch to several unlatched phones varying from Galaxy S, A, and J series, and now its carrier partner AT&T to has sold the Google Security (September) update having BlueBorne malware fix with build signs— NRD90M.G930AUCS4BQJ2 and NRD90M.G935AUCS4BQJ2—weighing around 135MB in size to the 2016-series Galaxy S7 (G930A) and the S7 edge (G935A), respectively in the US.
how to fix security OTA (Over-The-Air) update on your Samsung phone:
Settings >> About Phone >> System Updates >> check for the new firmware.
All users are recommended to hold an eye on software update on their respective phones or else manually review for updates, by supporting the aforementioned method.