Prolific mobile custom ROM developers, CyanogenMod have released the new CM11 M12 series firmware to Android devices.
"Taking a breather from all the work on L (aka Lollipop), we snuck in another M release yesterday against the CM 11.0 (KitKat) branch. This release is less heavy on features, instead focusing on stability for various device trees and security fixes," said the company on the official blog.
The new CM11 M12 series is said to fix the last month's POODLE vulnerability found in SSL (Secure Socket Layer) v3 protocol of most Internet browsers. This vulnerability gives leeway for network attackers to cause connection failures and they can trigger the use of SSL 3.0 and then exploit this issue to steal sensitive data. [More information POODLE vulnerability, HERE]
It has to be noted that the new CM11 M12 is based on AOSP (Android Open Source Project) 4.4.4 KitKat, not the latest 5.0 Lollipop. The company is still is working on the new Android OS and has promised something special for the fans to welcome the upcoming holidays and the New Year.
Earlier today, Google rolled out the Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA (Over-The-Air) to Nexus devices.