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Is your android device vulnerable to “Stagefright” hack? Now you can check

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Is your android device vulnerable to “Stagefright” hack? Now you can check

Last month, a group of security experts called Zimperium found a vulnerability in android’s media playback engine that allowed someone with malicious intent hi-jack your android device by sending a simple MMS to the target device. While Google has patched the vulnerability on its Nexus device, billions of android devices are still vulnerable to the exploit waiting for security patches from their manufacturers.

The same group which found the vulnerability, have now simplified the process of checking if your device is vulnerable from the hack in the form of an app, aptly called “StageFright Detector” which is now available on Google Play for download.

If your device is vulnerable, you should disable the “Auto Retrieve MMS” option in your messaging apps, and do not open any MMS attachments, especially those from numbers you do not know, till your OEM has a fix for your device.

 

...half genius, half unserious.

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