A team of researchers at Google’s Project Zero have tested the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge’s security chops, and they found quite a few substantial holes. After testing the device in the U.S. and Europe, researchers found a total of 11 bugs, including one that allowed them to execute code on the device after it had been wiped. Google’s researchers seemed alarmed, since it didn’t take long for them to find and exploit these bugs. Given Samsung’s reputation with its Knox security program, it is interesting to see that one of their flagship devices has so many security gaps.
As of writing this article, we actually received an update notification on a Galaxy S6 (Sprint) that appears to be the security update Samsung mentioned. If you have a Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Note 5, or S6 Edge+, you may be receiving the same update in the next few days. While security issues are a big deal to many users, it is good to see that Samsung is working to address them as quickly as possible.