Re: urged mobile device users to apply software updates when available
The problem with just applying updates is that many of them can be as bad as the non updated OS. What we need is some sort of third party clearing house to evaluate and certify the updates. Also ALL phone manufactures should be required to maintain security updates for at least 5 years and they should be fined the original retail value of the phone or replace for free that unsecure phone with the current, for retail sale not an older model, phone at no charge.
I doubt that either of these proposals will happen because it will cost the manufacturers too much money.
I realize that completely perfect devices of the complexity of smartphones is impossible but we need to give the manufacturers and the mobile services incentives to get it as close as possible.