It was back in July of last year Google announced that they had hired a crack team of
hackers security researchers to help find and fix security bugs around the internet. Dubbed Project Zero, the team recently audited the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for vulnerabilities to see how different the Android-based software OEM’s load up on their devices were compared to AOSP. You wont believe what they found.
Despite Samsung touting their devices as some of the most secure on the market, the Zero team was able to find 11 different vulnerabilities — some of which were found in device drivers and image processing — in just under a week. They, of course, notified Samsung who patched up 8 of these issues in their October security update, while the remaining 3 (lower severity) will be addressed in November’s upcoming patch.
Hooray for monthly updates, right?
You can read more about the vulnerabilities and how both the North American and European members of the Project Zero made a contest of tracking them down in the official blog post here.