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Wednesday Poll: Do You Care About Monthly Security Updates?

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Wednesday Poll: Do You Care About Monthly Security Updates?

With Google’s launch of monthly security updateslast year, many device owners are beginning to take notice at how well, or how bad, their particular OEM and carrierare at delivering these updates. Realistically, if a smartphone owner is not constantly digging around sketchy websites or purchasing goods from the Silk Road, your phone should be relatively safe. Stick to downloading your apps from trusted sources and you shouldbe fine.

With that being said, there are those who care very much about security updates. These updates prevent known threats and exploits from causing harm to your smartphone. If you read mainstream news, listening to the countless scary stories about new device exploits being discovered, you can imagine why these monthly updates could be important.

Now, besides Nexus devices from Google, it appears Samsung is making a valiant effort at keeping their devices secure on a monthly basis. On the other hand, we have Motorola. To be frank, they arenot very good at updating phones monthly, literally stating that it’s “difficult to do.”

So, you tell us, are monthly security updates important to you?


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