It is always a nice treat to see devices get patches that keep their smartphones and the sensitive data, safe and secure. This past Thursday, Cynet reported that some of their researchers in cooperation with BugSec, had found a very critical vulnerability bug that was affecting the LG G3 handsets. Before they could make the issue known to the public, they first informed the LG company, which in turn reacted promptly to find a solution to fix the bug. A patch that tackles the data-theft gap, has now been made available with LG encouraging its G3 users to update their handsets as soon as they can. The bug seems to have been residing in one of the LG G3's pre-installed apps known as the Smart Notice. The notification tab acts as a delivery for different information relevant to users but failed when it came to vetting data before it unveiling it. Researchers found that manipulation of data was possible to the extent that of malicious code could be remotely executed. Additionally, the vulnerability could result in phishing and deny users service on their device. Also because the rogue app is pre-installed, the number of devices affected are predicted to be an astounding 10 million all over the world. If you own an LG G3 variant, then you should immediately update it.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool