Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Samsung Get Sued for Failing to Update its Smartphones


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 NickAu

NickAu

    Bleepin' Fish Doctor


  • Moderator
  • 13,688 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:127.0.0.1 Australia
  • Local time:12:09 PM

Posted 22 January 2016 - 11:03 PM

 

One of the world's largest smartphone makers is being sued by the Dutch Consumers' Association (DCA) for its lack in providing timely software updates to its Android smartphones.
 
This doesn't surprise me, though.
 
The majority of manufacturers fail to deliver software updates for old devices for years.
 
However, the consumer protection watchdog in The Netherlands, The Dutch Consumentenbond, filed a lawsuit against Samsung, due to the manufacturer's grip over the local market compared to other manufacturers.
 

 
Last year, the discovery of the scary Stagefright Security Bug, which affected over 1 Billion Android devices worldwide, forced Samsung to implement a security update process that "fast tracks the security patches over the air when security vulnerabilities are uncovered a security update process that "fast tracks the security patches over the air when security vulnerabilities are uncovered," and that the security updates will occur once per month.
 
However, the watchdog also blames Korean OEM Samsung for not being transparent regarding the critical security updates, like the update to fix Stagefright exploits, that are necessary to "protect [its] consumers from cyber criminals and the loss of their personal data."

Samsung Get Sued for Failing to Update its Smartphones



BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 ljohnson588

ljohnson588

  • Members
  • 99 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:09:09 PM

Posted 25 January 2016 - 02:10 PM

Wow!



#3 JosephPorter

JosephPorter

  • Members
  • 35 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Mars
  • Local time:09:09 AM

Posted 11 February 2016 - 02:16 PM

Woahh... that's a bad reputation for samsung.






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users