As you know, Google is the parent company of the Android operating system. The company has made its Android operating system so popular that there is no competition if we talk about the number of users. In this online era, no device has remained so safe and secure. Nowadays, every device has software defects that can be dangerous for users’ data security. To fix this type of vulnerability, Google releases monthly security updates.
Google has designed its firmware structure so well that whenever the company pushes the update, it is directly available for update in its stock android phones, but in the case of Samsung, it is quite different because most of the time, Samsung beats Google in terms of firmware update and released them even before the official announcement of Google. The same happened with the January 2023 security patch update. Samsung has served it in some Galaxy devices, including Galaxy Note 10 series, Galaxy S21 series, and Galaxy A73 5G even before the official bulletin of Google.
Samsung January 2023 security patch fixes security bugs
The January 2023 security patch update has several fixes, which Google and Samsung include. In detail, there are 52 patches added by Google which are marked as High priority. Along with these, Samsung has also included 20 other patches which are specially designed for its Galaxy devices.
As usual, Samsung offered more details for fixes related to software vulnerabilities, such as validating incorrect input in TelephonyUI that allowed attackers to configure the preferred call.
The patch also addresses a vulnerability of the NFC-related hardcoded encryption key and an access control vulnerability in telecommunications applications to prevent sensitive information leaks.
The January 2023 security update also fixes a vulnerability in the Samsung Knox service related to permissions or privileges. Also, it adds restrictions that prevent the protected folder container from remaining unlocked under certain conditions.
Moreover, Samsung, most of the time, gives some extra fixes with its new security patches depending on the reports of issues, and it reflects the company’s mentality towards its customer that how it wants to protect its customer’s data. So be ready to install the latest security update on your device. Your device may get the latest update by reading this article.
The Android January 2023 security patches are being deployed to all Samsung models supported by the monthly update program. The timing can vary as much depending on the smartphone model as the geographical location.
Samsung January 2023 security patch will rollout for these Galaxy devices
- Galaxy Z Fold2, Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Galaxy Z Fold4, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, Galaxy Z Flip4, W23, W23 flip
- Galaxy S10 Lite
- Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20+ 5G, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy S20 FE 5G, Galaxy S21 5G, Galaxy S21+ 5G, Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S21 FE 5G, Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Galaxy Note10 Lite, Galaxy Note20, Galaxy Note20 5G, Galaxy Note20 Ultra, Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G
- Enterprise Models: Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G, Galaxy A52s 5G, Galaxy A53 5G, Galaxy Xcover Pro, Galaxy Xcover5, Galaxy Xcover6 Pro
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