With the start of a new month comes the release of the latest security patches for various devices, including Google’s Pixel phones and Samsung’s smartphones. While security patches may not always seem like the most exciting updates, they protect our devices and personal information from potential cyber-attacks. Even if we are careful with our online activities, we can still be vulnerable to various security threats daily.
Samsung March 2023 Security Patch
Samsung announced the March 2023 security patches on its Galaxy devices; now we learn that with the update, 40 improvements are introduced for the Android operating system, released directly by Google, which has labelled 5 critical, 0 moderate & 4 Already included in previous updates, also 5 Not applicable to Samsung devices, level CVEs. Along with Google patches, Samsung Mobile provides 23 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) items.
In the March 2023 security update, Samsung has addressed some security loopholes and variabilities in several functions and apps such as System UI, Bluetooth, Galaxy Themes Service, Samsung Keyboard, Call application, etc. Samsung claims that all the mentioned apps and functions are now fixed and safe to use, and the company also promises that if there is any bug left apart from this, it will surely fix it in another update.
Below is a list of the devices that have already received, or will receive, March 2023 security patches:
- Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, Galaxy S23 Ultra
- Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, Galaxy S21 Ultra
- Galaxy S21 FE
- Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Galaxy S20 FE LTE/5G
- Galaxy Z Fold4
- Galaxy Z Fold3
- Galaxy Z Fold2 LTE/5G
- Galaxy Z Flip4
- Galaxy Z Flip3
- Galaxy Z Flip
- Galaxy W23, W23 Flip
- Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
- Galaxy Note 10 Lite
- Galaxy A53
- Galaxy A52 LTE/5G
- Galaxy A52s 5G
- Galaxy Xcover 5, Xcover 6 Pro
The list is probably not exhaustive, as Samsung will update other smartphones and maybe some tablets (despite the updates being quarterly for different models) and smartwatches (Galaxy Watch4, Watch4 Classic, Watch5 and Watch5 Pro). The March 2023 security patch rollout will last a few weeks: keep following us as we will keep you abreast of developments.
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