Sony comments on Quadrooter Android vulnerability

by XB on 11th August 2016

in Problems


Xperia QuadRooterEarlier in the week we reported on a new Android vulnerability affecting smartphones using the Qualcomm chipset. A number of users have been asking what the manufacturers plan to do about this (notwithstanding the fact that any fixes are due from Qualcomm itself). Well, Sony Mobile has responded to questions about the vulnerability by highlighting that they are “working to make the security patches available within normal and regular software maintenance”. No specific timelines are given, but Sony reminds users to stay safe by only downloading apps from trusted app stores. See the full comment below.

Sony Mobile comment on Quadrooter Android vulnerability

“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.”

  • CerberusSco

    So, that’ll be sometime next year then Sony!

  • Dominic81

    “Sony Mobile takes the security and privacy of customer data very seriously”

    ANDROID SECURITY PATCH LEVEL
    April 1, 2016

    Good joke Sony :)

  • Bashar Shehab

    It’s June or July on M5 and M4 tho..

  • vzangel

    “make the security patches available within normal and regular software maintenance”. That means no patches for older phones.

  • Shady

    that’s why I’ll switch to aospa soon

  • Vasilis K.

    That’s because:
    “Sony Mobile takes the security and privacy of customer data very seriously”

  • 3_nity

    Hahahaa. You make me cry, dud. :D

  • Eduardo Otero

    Software maintenance is different from software update and should include older phones although I also think Sony won’t.

  • razorg

    Yeah same on my Z5C too :(

  • Matt

    so many interpretation . . .

  • MoYeung

    Z1 new firmware please!

  • Alvin

    The irony is strong here..

  • Aomine Daiki

    Mine is May 1, 2016 #Z2

  • SamuVB

    My Z5 (E6653) with the version 32.2.A.0.253 (Generic ES) is infected by this vulnerability…

  • Thisura Yapa

    Tell this to sony directly

  • Svnjay

    What theme is that?

  • Dominic81

    Insta Light by desmobox

  • Svnjay

    Thanks m8

  • iia3ezu

    The patches will be ready when Android O is released.

  • smartuser8

    “Consumers are recommended to continuously upgrade their phone software” …

    LOL SONY.

  • dkionline

    they fix it in december ^^

  • Tochi Nwodu

    hahaha good one

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  • The_CooL

    Z3 firmware 23.5.A.1.291

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