Yesterday we reported that Microsoft is going to roll out a mitigation update to secure Windows Phone 7 users against potential risks sparked by fake SSL certificates on the internet. Till then, it was not yet confirmed whether Microsoft was going to use Zune to deliver this update or were they going to use the much talked about over the air (OTA) feature. Nevertheless, it has now been confirmed that the company is going to use its usual method of rolling out updates, which is Zune.
Basically, this security update for Windows Phone 7 is to block certain fake SSL certificates that were issed by Comodo which claims that the incident was a politically motivated attack. Whereas Comodo revoked the certificates soon after this issue became public and Microsoft pushed out security updates for all conventional Windows versions, this is going to be the first update of this sort to handle the issue on Windows Phone 7.
Microsoft is said to be working with carriers in order to finalize a distribution plan for this security update. It has also been confirmed that the update notification to customers will be given OTA and the update will be pushed out using Zune.
No confirmed ETA as of now, but previously it has been rumored that Microsoft will release this mitigation update for Windows Phone 7 on 3rd May. Stay tuned as we’ll definitely let you know once the company rolls out this security update for Windows Phone 7.