The recently rumored IE Mobile certificate security update for Windows Phone 7 is a go. The OS version is 7392 and some users are apparently now receiving the update notification on their devices as seen in the screenshot above. As with all previous updates (and future ones); this one will require the Zune desktop software. This update package also includes all the previous NoDo features like copy/paste and faster app resume.
Update: Here’s a picture of Dave’s HD7 after the update (he’s on O2 in the UK):
Update with the description:
Fix for fraudulent third-party digital certificates. This update includes a critical fix to an industry-wide issue with nine untrusted digital certificates that were issued by one root certificate authority. These third-party digital certificates are used to access popular websites and email portals. Although this is not a Microsoft security vulnerability, these untrusted certificates may be used to spoof content, perform phishing attacks, or perform man-in-the-middle attacks against all web browser users. This update moves the affected certificates to the “Untrusted Publishers” certificate store on Windows Phone, which helps ensure that these fraudulent certificates are not inadvertently used.
Apparently only HTC, LG and the Samsung Focus devices are getting the update for now. Samsung Omnia 7 on the other hand…
Thanks for the tip and pictures Dave!