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Security Updates Released for Pixel Devices: Fixes for High-Severity Bugs

Google has released 50 security updates for Pixel devices. The company release these while urges users to update their devices to fix severe security bugs in Pixel devices.

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Google has released 50 security updates for Pixel devices. The company release these while urges users to update their devices to fix severe security bugs in Pixel devices. One that are actively exploited by attacker (known as a zero-day). This particular vulnerability (CVE-2024-32896) is classified as an elevation of privilege (EoP) issue within the Pixel firmware. An EoP vulnerability allows an application to gain unauthorized access to higher levels of permission on a device. This could potentially compromise user security.

Details of the Security Update

Google shared the 44 security bugs that have been fixed in this month’s pixel update bulletin. The currents 50 security bugs, seven is identify as an issues that could be use to escalate privileges and 24 have a high-severity rating. It’s important to note that Google didn’t disclose specific details on how attackers were exploiting the zero-day vulnerability. This is a common practice to prevent attackers from learning how to exploit similar vulnerabilities in the future.

Why Pixel Updates Differ?

Pixels devices receive separate sceuirty update from the updates sent to all others Android devices from different manufacturers (OEMs). This allows Google to deliver faster and more targeted security patches to its Pixel line.


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How to update Pixels Devices?

To update any Pixel device, users can follow these steps:

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap Security and Privacy
  • Select System and Updates
  • Tap Security Update
  • Install the available updates and restart the device to ensure the security patch is implemented.

Conslusion

Keeping your Pixel device updated with the latest security patches is crucial to protect yourself from vulnerabilities that could be exploited by attackers. This recent update addresses a critical issue and should be installed as soon as possible.

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Enijes Shadap
Enijes Shadap
Enijes Shadap is a professional content writer and the founder of Grabyoume. He worked as a content writer and web designer specializing in WordPress, Shopify for two years.

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