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Samsung Rolls Out Critical Security Update for U.S. Galaxy S23, S22, and Additional Models Worldwide

The Samsung Galaxy S23 line and Galaxy S22 series in the U.S. have started receiving the September Android security update. This update is crucial as it addresses 62 vulnerabilities, with the majority of them classified as high severity. Initially, Verizon subscribers with the 2023 and 2022 flagship Galaxy phone models were able to access the update, but it has now been made available to other major U.S. wireless providers as well.

Out of the 62 patches, 19 were provided by Google, with 4 categorized as ‘critical’ and 19 as ‘high.’ Samsung’s semiconductor division also contributed, offering two ‘low’ and two ‘moderate’ patches. Samsung took responsibility for 35 patches aimed at vulnerabilities found in various aspects of the phone’s system such as the Samsung Keyboard app, security settings, Dual Messenger, Samsung Knox AI, storage of Phone and Messages apps, Settings Suggestions, One UI’s Folder Lock feature, Weather app, Wi-Fi Auto Hotspot, inbound SMS handler, and lockscreen settings.

The Galaxy S23 line is receiving firmware version S91xUSQS1AWHD of the update, while the Galaxy S22 series in the U.S. can download version S90xBXXS6CWH6, which has a file size of 235MB. In Canada, owners of the mid-range Galaxy A52 on Bell Mobile, SaskTel, Virgin Mobile, Tbaytel, Videotron, EastLink, Telus, Cahatr Mobile, Fido, Koodo, Globalive, and Rogers are also receiving the September security patch with firmware version A526WVLSAEWH1.

The rugged Galaxy Xcover 5 is also receiving the September 2023 update in Mexico, Guatemala, and Argentina. For these markets, the update carries the firmware version G525FXXS8CWH3.

It is important to note that some of the vulnerabilities being patched in this update could potentially allow unauthorized access to personal information. Therefore, it is crucial not to ignore these updates. To check for and install the September security update, go to Settings, then Software update, and select Download and install.

Stay secure and keep your Samsung devices up to date!

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