More fixes are appearing for a pair of highly dan­gerous vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties exposed ear­lier this month in the Android mobile oper­ating system.

Secu­rity vendor Web­root and ReKey, a col­lab­o­ra­tion between North­eastern Uni­ver­sity in Boston and vendor Duo Secu­rity, released soft­ware on Tuesday that detects if an Android device is vul­ner­able and applies a patch.

Google, which man­ages the open-​​source Android project, quickly issued patches for the so-​​called “master key” vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties, one of which was found by Bluebox Secu­rity and another one that appeared on a Chinese-​​language forum.

But mobile phone man­u­fac­turers and oper­a­tors are often very slow in releasing patches to their users, a problem that is likely to become more crit­ical as mobile device use rises.

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