December Android security bulletin will be the first to truly patch KRACK

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The Android Security Bulletin for December is out with its December 1 level patches and will be further updated tomorrow with the December 5 level.

Android device manufacturers that have yet to issue their own patch for the Wi-Fi security vulnerability known as KRACK may want to take advantage of the latest Android security bulletin — you see, the handy thing about getting the update to a live roster of code fixes is that the prior code fixes are still included. The real shame was that the patch was featured on a rare November 6 level bulletin that was above even the secondary November 5 level. Most, include Google for its Pixels, didn’t even deign to go above the standard November 1 level.

The good thing about this month around is that Google’s Pixel and Nexus devices will be getting the December 5 level patches. The bad news is that we don’t have any functional updates listed here — they were introduced with the Pixel/Nexus-specific Bulletin last month, but apparently, we either have no major functional updates or they may be noted in an update later today.

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Jules Wang

Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.