The flagship foldable devices Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 devices are now grabbing the latest Security update as December 2022 security patch in the US. These devices already got the same update in Europe a few days ago.
The update is available on Verizon’s network for the carrier-locked variant of both devices, including Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3. According to information, the December 2022 security update is also available on other networks, including Xfinity and Comcast.
Users who own the carrier-locked variant of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 device, which is an affiliate of Verizon, can identify the latest update by checking its build number F926USQS2EVK7, While the update carries a different firmware version number for the Galaxy Z Flip 3 device as F711USQS3EVK7.
The December 2022 security update includes Several bug fixes that improve the overall stability and performance of the device, and this is a type of monthly security maintenance update which sometimes brings extra features. Still, this time the update doesn’t bring any new features but has several enhancements regarding device security that strengthen the device mechanism. Hence, it works more accurately and protects our privacy from external threats.
December 2022 Security Patch Fixed These 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).
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