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Verizon BlackBerry PRIV AAQ281 September/Krack Security 2017 Patch

Verizon started pushing a new software update for Verizon BlackBerry PRIV. The update brings the latest November 2017 Security Patch along with Krack Wi-Fi vulnerabilities fix. With the new software update, Verizon BlackBerry PRIV upgrades the build number to AAQ281.

Along with this update, Verizon also fixed some of the regular bugs and improved the performance and stability of the device.

Verizon BlackBerry PRIV AAQ281 September/Krack Security 2017 Patch

The update has started to roll out as we speak. It is sent via OTA (Over the air) and will soon hit your phone anytime soon. It may take days, weeks or even months to receive the update. It is rolling in a phase-wise manner. You can wait for the update or else you can manually check for the OTA update to receive AAQ281 November/Krack Security 2017 Patch on Verizon BlackBerry PRIV.

We always recommend to install the latest security patch update, this will make sure that you are safe from all the malware and issues. The new build AAQ281 weighs around 101 MB in size. If you have the update, then hit the download button to enjoy the latest November Security Patch along with KRACK update.

Manually Upgrade Verizon BlackBerry PRIV to AAQ281 November/Krack Security 2017 Patch

Before proceeding with anything, make sure your device has enough storage space in it and it must have at least 50% battery. We suggest you to choose a Wi-Fi or a 4G connection to download it. Also, don’t forget to take the data backup to avoid any problem in case things go wrong. You can now start downloading to upgrade November Security patch on Verizon BlackBerry PRIV. As this update is based on Nougat, it wouldn’t take a lot of time to download and install.

In case you haven’t received the same, you can simply check the update manually:

To Check for latest Update, Go to Settings -> About Phone -> Software Updates.

BlackBerry PRIV will not receive the Android Oreo update. This is been confirmed by Blackberry.

What’s KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability?

KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability stands for Key Reinstallation Attack which is a fundamental heart to hack the WiFi Protected Access 2 (WPA2). Recently researcher found that, by hacking the WPA2, It can act the vulnerability to decrypt traffic, hijack connections, perform man-in-the-middle attacks, and eavesdrop on communication sent from a WPA2-enabled device. To secure the device, Today BlackBerry has started rolling this Security bug fix to fix the KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability on Verizon BlackBerry PRIV.

Source: Verizon

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