Project Zero, Google's crack team of Internet-security researchers,this week announced it had found 11 "high-impact security issues" in the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. The security group said it had singled out the Samsung handset because it wanted to see how hard it would be to find and exploit bugs on the popular device and then how quickly Samsung would be able to fix them after Google reported them.
The Project Zero group has previously looked for exploits in Nexus devices, Windows 10, Adobe apps, and OS X, among other software, with the goal of reducing the number of targeted attacks. For the latest Galaxy phone, the group focused on software Samsung added to or changed in the stock Android open-source code.
The group said that it found bugs in places ranging from device drivers to image processing. One exploit, for example, in the Samsung Email client gave the group easy access to data.
Project Zero said Samsung fixed most of the issues via an over-the-air update within 90 days, with three "lower-severity" issues still to be addressed. Google said Samsung will patch the remaining weaknesses this month.
For more on what Project Zero discovered, check out its post on hacking the Galaxy.