The T-Mobile Moto X soak test starts for Android 4.4.4 to fix Heartbleed exploit

The T-Mobile Moto X soak test starts for Android 4.4.4 to fix Heartbleed exploit
Hey, you guys all remember that whole Heartbleed issue that swirled around the Internet earlier this year, right? It was the OpenSSL issue that led to widespread fear for all Internet inhabitants, and once websites began patching the bug, people sort of forgot. The thing is that if your Android device isn't running version 4.4.4, you are still technically vulnerable.

A bunch of Android devices have already gotten the update to 4.4.4, and it looks like the original Moto X is next up on that list. Yesterday, Motorola started pushing out a new soak test which brings the 4.4.4 update. The only thing listed in the change log is a fix for an OpenSSL vulnerability, which of course is the OpenSSL vulnerability - Heartbleed. 

Given the way Motorola has done these rollouts in the past, the update should push out to T-Mobile and unlocked Moto X devices soon enough, and there should be soak tests for the other carriers starting soon. Let us know if you see anything. 

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Moto X
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2200 mAh(13h talk time)

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4 Comments

1. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

If the US government authentically cared one iota about security, they would heavily fine all the mobile vendors until they patched the Heartbleed vulnerability.

2. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

AT&T and Verizon already got this. The 2013 Droids got it too. Why did T-Mobile take so long?

3. Guti986

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 26, 2013

Yea, I got this a while back on my Sprint moto X. Why is T-Mobile/unlocked version so behind?

4. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

MIchael, you are DEAD WRONG. Heartbleed is not present in any version of android save 4.1 since heartbeat is turned off. This fixes a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT SSL issue.

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