Protect your mobile device from Stagefright – new Android vulnerability.
Stagefright is believed to be the worst Android vulnerability yet discovered. All devices running Android versions Froyo 2.2 to Lollipop 5.1.1 are affected, which are used by approximately 95% of all Android devices, by nearly 1 billion people. Hackers only need to know your phone number to infect your device.
The malware is delivered via a multimedia message (MMS) sent to any messenger app that can process a specific video format – like an Android device’s native messaging app, Google Hangouts and WhatsApp.
Find out if you are infected with stage fright: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zimperium.stagefrightdetector&hl=en&referrer=utm_source%3Dgoogle%26utm_medium%3Dorganic%26utm_term%3Ddownload+stagefright+google+play&pcampaignid=APPU_1_gerlVfnZFYTIuATA7KboDQ
How can I protect my device?
By default, Android devices download a video when received via MMS. In order to avoid device exploits like Stagefright, it is highly recommended to disable MMS auto-retrieve.
Depending on your Android version and the device model, the default SMS app may be called Hangouts, Messages, Messenger or Messaging.
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