The folks over at Google are apparently taking security flaws very seriously and have assembled a team comprised of some of their best experts in order to find and fix issues that might be plaguing various pieces of software. Essentially, this is a team of highly skilled white hat hackers that go by the name of Project Zero. The group’s latest venture was to look into the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge in an attempt to see if owners of these smartphones have reasons to be worried about security flaws. As it turns out, there were a number of reasons to worry about, 11 of them to be more specific.
Project Zero has identified no less than 11 security flaws, ranging from minor to serious, on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and it only took them one week to find them. In order to increase efficiency, the team split up into two groups – one from North America and one from Europe – and had a bit friendly competition to see which group can find the most problems. Although the winner of this contest has not been revealed, we do know who the biggest loser is. You guessed it, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. The Project Zero team wanted to remind everyone that Google does not manufacture most of the Android phones, so the security flaws found on the S6 are Samsung’s responsibility.
Luckily, the Korean tech giant was quick to react and pushed out fixes for 8 of the 11 issues, with the other 3 scheduled to be fixed later this month. It’s also worth noting that the biggest problems have already been patched and what remains now are just a few minor issues, therefore, you probably don’t have to worry too much right now if you own a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Still, if you’re interested in learning more about the security issues found by Project Zero you can check out this blog post published by the team a couple of days ago.