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Google mandates OEMS to push out Android security updates for at least two years

  1. Google mandates OEMS to push out Android security updates for at least two years  Firstpost
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Google mandates two years of security updates for popular phones in new Android contract

  1. Google mandates two years of security updates for popular phones in new Android contract  The Verge
  2. Popular Android devices must receive two years of security updates  Engadget
  3. Google is mandating major OEMs offer 2 years of Android security updates  XDA Developers (blog)
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Facebook mandates stronger digital verification of apps

Facebook will require application developers to move later this year to a more secure type of digital signature for their apps, which is used to verify a program’s legitimacy.

As of Oct. 1, apps will have to use SHA-2 certificate signatures rather than ones signed with SHA-1. Both are cryptographic algorithms that are used to create a hash of a digital certificate that can be mathematically verified.

Apps that use SHA-1 after October won’t work on Facebook anymore, wrote Adam Gross, a production engineer at the company, in a blog post.

“We recommend that developers check their applications, SDKs, or devices that connect to Facebook to ensure they support the SHA-2 standard,” Gross wrote.

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