Amazon ensures Fire OS patch applies to older systems too
In August 2018 Amazon rolled out a software update to Fire OS 5, the operating system used by older versions of its Fire TV and Fire TV Stick devices to counteract malware. At risk were versions of the devices before the company released Fire OS 6 whose owners had turned on Android Debug Bridge in order to sideload applications that aren't directly available from Amazon's app store. Fire OS 6 makes clearer the risk people were taking, as does the patched Fire OS 188.8.131.52. The malware will still work but the clear warning is expected to deter users who don't understand the implications from turning on ADB.
tags: Amazon, Fire OS, apps, malware, jailbreak
writer: Kris Wouk
publication: Digital Trends