LG Creates Their Own Security Bulletin For Users

Monthly security patches is something that should have been in place long before they were officially implemented, but that's neither here nor there. The fact is that they are now a reality and it means that everything is just a little bit safer in the world of Android. While Google initially started pushing out monthly security patches to their line of Nexus devices, other manufacturers quickly followed Google's path and started pushing out their own, as expected. What may not have been as obvious was the creation of separate security bulletins for each manufacturer, as Google puts one out that covers the changes made to Android with each release every month.

Alongside Google, Samsung puts out their own security bulletin for changes that accompany the security fixes, and now LG has created their own security bulletin as well. While it may seem like there is only a need for the Google bulletin, having separate bulletins from OEMs actually makes sense as there could end up being specific issues or bugs that only affect those particular OEM devices. That seems to be the aim here, and LG has things laid out in such a way that describes all the bugs that affect LG smartphones and tablets.

What's more, is that LG's security bulletin has them ordered in such a way that they're listed by the severity of their risk factor, so the ones that are more severe will appear towards the top starting with critical issues, and go down from there to high, then moderate, and finally low level security issues. This layout should make things easier to read for those who are interested in picking out the information and details about these bugs, although it isn't terribly difficult to see every bug in just a couple of glances as the list isn't likely to be massive. LG will continue doing a monthly security bulletin with each new security patch that is pushed out by Google, and the list has started with the May security patch since the bulletin is new and that's the most recent patch that has been issued to LG devices, although, Google's June security bulletin is already up.

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