Google fixes Wi-Fi KRACK issues and other vulnerabilities with December security
The December security patch addresses Wi-Fi KRACK security exploits that allow an attacker to steal information such as credit card numbers, passwords and more.
Google has announced a security patch in December that fixes Wi-Fi KRACK vulnerabilities on Android devices. The company has released a patch with its Android Security Bulletin for December 2017, which details the most prominent security vulnerabilities that affect Android.
KRACK Security vulnerabilities were recently discovered by a security researcher. It affects almost every Wi-Fi enabled device, and an attacker can exploit vulnerabilities to steal sensitive information such as credit card numbers, passwords, chat messages, emails, photos and more. You can learn more about it here.
An emergency solution was missing from the November security patch issued by Google. This put many Android devices at risk for security bugs, but now these devices will be patched with Pixel and Nexus smartphones. Many smartphone companies have already issued solutions to their own Wi-Fi security bugs.
Several patches for MediaTek, Qualcomm and Nvidia products are listed in the December update. Google has listed five critical bugs related to the media framework in its Android Security Bulletin. A system-level bug where the other four are related to Qualcomm components. In addition, the company says that there will be two patch layers for this month, 2017-12-01 and 2017-12-5, so that “Android partners have the flexibility to fix a subset of vulnerabilities that are the same across all Android devices. Faster. “2017-12-5 Patch level will be available for all Nexus and Pixel builds.