Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday May 09, 2016

FTC To Study Mobile Device Industry’s Security Update Practices

The Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission sent letters today to eight companies including Apple, BlackBerry, Samsung, LG, Google and others, trying to find out how and when these companies patch security flaws amid concerns that vulnerabilities are not patched soon enough.

In order to gain a better understanding of security in the mobile ecosystem, the Federal Trade Commission has issued orders to eight mobile device manufacturers requiring them to provide the agency with information about how they issue security updates to address vulnerabilities in smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. The eight companies receiving orders from the FTC are: Apple, Inc.; Blackberry Corp.; Google, Inc.; HTC America, Inc.; LG Electronics USA, Inc.; Microsoft Corp.; Motorola Mobility, LLC; and Samsung Electronics America, Inc.