Samsung Galaxy S21 updating December 2022 security patch


Samsung has now begun distributing the December 2022 security patch for the Galaxy S21 devices in Europe. Users who own the device can identify the latest update by checking the firmware version numbers G991BXXU5DVKF, G996BXXU5DVKF, and G998BXXU5DVKF for the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and Galaxy S21 Ultra respectively.

Right now, the update is available in Switzerland; it could soon be available in other parts of the world as well; the Galaxy S21 device is listed under the monthly updates in Samsung’s official documentation.

Furthermore, the December 2022 update brings some improvements related to your device’s stability and minor features. Samsung doesn’t disclose any particular feature; some bugs are also fixed so your device can run more smoothly. Moreover, it also brings some security enhancements so you can enjoy your online stuff more securely and safely without worrying about any data theft or threat regarding viruses and Malware.

For security, Samsung regularly provides security updates to its flagship phones, so users don’t have to face any trouble while using their phones. Now, it’s your responsibility to install the latest security update as soon as possible.

December 2022 Security Patch Vulnerabilities:

According to the Samsung documentation, the latest patches include the fix to as many as 93 vulnerabilities, 67 of them common to (almost) all Android devices. Of the long list, 5 vulnerabilities are defined as critical, 63 high priority, and 12 moderate. Most of these vulnerabilities affect Galaxy smartphones and tablets with Android 10, Android 11, and Android 12, but some also touch the latest version of the robot. Among the latter, one concerns the RCS system, which would allow malicious actors to access the phone number of an incoming call. It also required action on the vulnerability that would allow access to the contents of the toast notifications of the Personal Area through the Nice Catch app (it is part of the Good Lock package).

Users who own Galaxy S21 devices in the Switzerland can easily install the latest update by following these steps

  1. First, go to system settings, then
  2. Click on the Software update menu 
  3. Then click on the Download and Install button, it will start downloading and get installed automatically.

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