Verizon and AT&T rolling out KRACK and Blueborne fixes for Moto Z2 Force and Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Moto Z2 Force and Galaxy Note 8

Users of the Moto Z2 Force on Verizon Wireless and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 on AT&T are receiving new updates that bring fixes to the notorious Blueborne and KRACK vulnerabilities.

The Moto Z2 Force is getting an update that carries software version NDXS26.183-15-5, which is still based on the old Android Nougat. In addition to installing the latest security patch for the month of November, the update also brings a fix to the KRACK Wi-Fi issue alongside the usual system stability and security.

Motorola and Verizon Wireless are rolling out the update over the air, which means not all units will receive the notification at once. The update comes at a time when Moto Z2 Force users are looking forward to an update to Android Oreo and even though the phone is likely to be the first Motorola phone to get Oreo, the dates are still unclear.

As for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 users, the latest update not only installs a fix for the KRACK vulnerability, but it also brings a fix for the Blueborne issue that has been around for several weeks now. The update is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, the OS that powers the Note 8 out of the box. Similar to the Moto Z2 Force, the update is also rolling out over the air, which means it will take some time before all Galaxy Note 8 units receive the OTA notification.

The update carries software version N950USQU2BQJA and weighs close to 400MB. Unlike the Moto Z2 Force, Galaxy Note 8 users will have to do with October’s Android security patch, which is not so good considering that Google published this month’s security patch over a week ago.

If you are yet to see the OTA notification on either phone, now would be the ideal time to check out Settings>About phone for manual updates, otherwise, sit back and wait for the notification, which shouldn’t take long.

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