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Verizon pushes out security update to Samsung Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 variants

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Verizon is sending out a security update to the Samsung Galaxy Note5, the Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+. The only thing noted on the changelist for all four models is Android security patches. Last month, Samsung announced that it would start sending out such security patches monthly.

Samsung's announcement in August came as word about the Stagefright vulnerability starting spreading. The lethal malware affected 95% of all Android devices at its peak, and could allow a hacker to take control of a user's camera and microphone, and get a hand on some personal information. Samsung was one of the first Android manufacturers to release a Stagefright patch for its handsets.

The update will be rolling out OTA on a staggered basis, which means that while you might not receive it today, it should arrive in a few days. When it does arrive, make sure that you are on a Wi-Fi network when downloading and installing it. Also, you should make sure that the battery on your phone is at least 50% charged.

If you're the impatient type, you can try to manually pull out the notification of the update from your phone by going to Settings > About device > Software update.

source: Verizon via AndroidCentral

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