In some cases, there was no reaction, and a number of vulnerabilities were never fixed
Google’s digital security department has expanded its tasks to find bugs in software that ships on Android phones from various manufacturers.
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The new program is called the Android Partner Vulnerability Initiative (APVI), and Google’s Android security and privacy team will investigate and uncover software flaws from various OEMs.
The Android Partner Vulnerability Initiative addresses issues identified by Google that have the potential to impact the security posture of an Android device or its user.
The research team has already identified a number of issues that have been reported to OEMs. In particular, we are talking about companies Samsung, Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, Meizu and ZTE. Alas, in some cases there was no reaction, and a number of vulnerabilities were never fixed. For its part, Google has created a special website where it will publish information about the identified problems.
This initiative is in addition to the Android Security Rewards (ASR) Program and the Google Play Security Rewards Program.