Security Research Lab researchers in Berlin Germany had a mission.
Check if the security updates in the Android systems are what they seem.
Sometimes it is incredible how companies lie in our faces. You press a button, and then you see that you are downloading and installing an update. Well, what if I would tell you this was just a deception?
The guys in SRL prooved that, by doing an extensive analysis on a long list of devices from Huawei to Samsung…
These fake updates created a false sense of security through many users.
It is still easier to trick the user and download a malicious app than to hack Android directly.
But you must admit, a lie is just a lie.
Who knows what else those companies are holding back?
If you are a tecky guy check the full presentation of theri research here.