Google Android Q or Android 10 to get security fix for 193 vulnerabilities

    All these days we thought that Google-backed Android phones are the most secure smart devices on earth. But in the release of its latest security bulletin, the internet juggernaut has specified that its most popular Android operating system is filled with a total of 193 vulnerabilities which it plans to fix them all with the release of its Android Q or the Android 10 operating system.

    The Blog update from Google specifies that Android 10 will be having a security patch level of 2019-09-01 or later which helps users in protecting against several vulnerabilities which include hackers taking control of devices, denial of service executions, remote code executions, and an age-old issue with Android runtime.

    Although the Alphabet Inc’s subsidiary has rated all these security concerns as mere moderate, some security analysts are treating these vulnerabilities as severe.

    As the web search giant is planning to migrate all its past OS version users to Android Q, it is in a hope that the specified 193 vulnerabilities will all get fixed with a single OS update.

    At the same time, the company has also made it mandatory for all app owners to go through a waiting period of at least 3 days to get onto the Google Play Store. Meaning, users will from now on not be able to get their apps directly uploaded onto their Play Store.

    Note- In another update released by Google last week, the tech giant specified that its next operating system will not be having a sugary dessert name like the previous versions. It also specified that the OS will be named as Android 10 instead of Android Q.

    Naveen Goud
    Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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