Users of Sony smartphones can breathe a little easier. The company has announced that patches are being released that address the widespread Qualcomm QuadRooter vulnerability that impacts close to 900 million Android phone users.
Here is Sony Mobile’s official comment on the Quadrooter Android vulnerability:
“Sony Mobile takes the security and privacy of customer data very seriously. We are aware of the ‘Quadrooter’ vulnerability and are working to make the security patches available within normal and regular software maintenance, both directly to open-market devices and via our carrier partners, so timings can vary by region and/or operator. Consumers are recommended to continuously upgrade their phone software in order to optimize performance of their Xperia™ smartphone. Users can take steps to protect themselves by only downloading trusted applications from reputable application stores.”
Even with this news, all Android users are encouraged to check their device with the free QuadRooter Scanner app from Trustlook.