How to find out how 'safe/unsafe' your Android smartphone is?

GOOGLE is known for taking off security updates every now and then for Android smartphones. The tech monster has likewise attempted to push advanced cells producers to take off auspicious security updates.

GOOGLE is known for taking off security updates every now and then for Android smartphones. The tech monster has likewise attempted to push advanced cells producers to take off auspicious security updates.However, it appears that the OEMs are not considering this important. A German research firm, Security Research Labs have uncovered that a large portion of the smartphone producers neglect to take off security patches to their clients and on numerous events, they likewise skip it. The research firm uncovers that numerous a times the smartphone producer illuminates the users that their gadget has the most recent security fix however that isn't the situation regularly they are lying about it. 


The research firm tried around 1200 smartphones from creators like Google, Samsung, HTC, TCL and tried their flagship gadgets. It was discovered that the smartphones tried have missed or did not have the security patch which the organization asserts that they have moved out.So, on the off chance that you are wondering about the security of your smartphone or need to beware of the fix you received last, at that point here is an application for that also. An application called SnoopSnitch, ables clients to check if a smartphone is running the security patches which it claims. 

What Is SnoopSnitch?

SnoopSnitch dissects your telephone's firmware for introduced or missing Android security patches. On perfect rooted device, SnoopSnitch can likewise gather and break down portable radio information to make you mindful of your versatile system security and to caution you about dangers like fake base stations (IMSI catchers), client following, and SS7 assaults. 

How Does It Work?

SnoopSnitch enables you to investigate your telephone's firmware and furnishes an itemized report with the fix status of vulnerabilities (CVEs) by month. 

System security and assault observing: To utilize these highlights, a rooted device* with a Qualcomm chipset running stock Android 4.1 or higher are required. Custom ROMs are frequently unsupported as they can need vital exclusive drivers.

Here are some straightforward advances utilizing which you can check the status of security patches received by the smartphone. 

Step 1: Go to Google Play Store and download the application called SnoopSnitch. This is a free application and if your smartphone is running Android Oreo 8.1 then the test outcome will be constrained. 



Step 2: Once downloaded you can open the application and you will see this screen. 

Step 3: Now you need to tap on the alternative 'Snap here to test fix level.



Step 4: Once done you will be taken to another window and tap on 'Begin test' catch. Presently the test will begin running. Keeping in mind the end goal to run the test ensure that you have a working web connection. 



Step 5: After the consummation of the test you will see the outcomes on the screen. The outcomes are arranged as Patched, Patch absent, After claimed fix level, Test inconclusive. 

We ran the test on OnePlus 5T and the Xiaomi Redmi 5. In our test outcomes, we found that the Redmi 5 has missed 5 claimed patches and the test results in inconclusive in 48 patches. Then again, in the OnePlus 5T, the test outcome was inconclusive on account of 5 patches however the handset has not missed any fix. 

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