We reported on the Quadrooter vulnerabilities that affect certain Android smartphones recently. Well, BlackBerry is the first major OEM to patch all of the QuadRooter issues across their device portfolio. Security updates fixing the issues have been released to both the Priv and the DTEK50, BlackBerry’s current Android OS phones.
QuadRooter Vulnerabilities Fixed
From a BlackBerry statement on the development:
Three of the four vulnerabilities have already been fixed on PRIV devices with the August Marshmallow patch and on all DTEK50 devices. In addition, the secure boot chain present in all BlackBerry devices naturally mitigates the remaining issue. We’re not aware of any exploits for this vulnerability in the wild, and we don’t think any of our customers are currently at risk from this issue. This is a great example of how our Android platform hardening proactively protects against issues that haven’t even been discovered yet…
BlackBerry is positioning its Android range of smartphones as “the most secure Android devices on the market”. This pioneer of mobile security recently adopted Android OS as its primary mobile platform and is not currently producing BlackBerry OS smartphones. As a matter of fact, it looks like the future of BlackBerry is Android OS.