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Meltdown and Spectre Security Updates Hitting Verizon Galaxy S6, S6 Edge/S6 Edge+

In recent events that there is a new concern about the Meltdown and Spectre that also includes and targets the mobile devices data, aside from personal computers.  Luckily enough, Verizon has just released an update that brings the said Meltdown and Spectre Security Updates on their Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ line-up. So if you are a Verizon Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ users, you folks might already receive or about to get the new Firmware Over-The-Air update to iron out the said  issues.

The update  starts hitting the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ devices starting January 25, according to big red. The Galaxy S6 Edge+ will bump up to version Galaxy S6 edge+ (Plus) to version NRD90M.G928VVRS3CRA1, while the Galaxy S6 edge will also move to version NRD90M.G925VVRS4DRA1, and the Galaxy S6  to version NRD90M.G920VVRS4DRA1. Below are the technical details about the said updates.

Recent Update Benefits

  • Meltdown and Spectre security patches
  • Android Security Patch Level: 2018-01-01

Galaxy S6 edge+ (SM-G928V)

  • Android version 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: January 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: G928VVRS3CRA1
  • Kernel version 3.10.61
  • Build number: NRD90M.G928VVRS3CRA1

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Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925V)

  • Android version 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: January 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: G925VVRS4DRA1
  • Kernel version 3.10.61
  • Build number: NRD90M.G925VVRS4DRA1

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Galaxy S6 (SM-G920V)

  • Android version 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Android security patch level: January 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: G920VVRS4DRA1
  • Kernel version 3.10.61
  • Build number: NRD90M.G920VVRS4DRA1

What is Meltdown and Spectre?

Vulnerabilities in modern computers leak passwords and sensitive data.

Meltdown and Spectre exploit critical vulnerabilities in modern processors. These hardware vulnerabilities allow programs to steal data which is currently processed on the computer. While programs are typically not permitted to read data from other programs, a malicious program can exploit Meltdown and Spectre to get hold of secrets stored in the memory of other running programs. This might include your passwords stored in a password manager or browser, your personal photos, emails, instant messages and even business-critical documents.

You may check the full details about the Meltdown and Spectre at: https://meltdownattack.com/

Source: Verizon Galaxy S6[1], S6 edge[2], and S6 edge+ [3] support pages

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