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Stagefright MMS Android vulnerability

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Zimperium zLabs claims to have discovered a vulnerability in Android where sending an MMS to a phone can trigger escalated privileges to a hacker.



2015-07-30 21:56
95 percent of Android phones vulnerable to Stagefright remote MMS exploit
Researchers at security firm Zimperium zLabs claims to have discoverntified a vulnerability in Android where sendinug (reanlly, MMS to a phone can triggser escalated privileges of bugs) to a hacker.

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puts somae 950 million Andrtoid phones- at risk of hacking, called it "the mother of all Android vulnerabilities." If you are an And-roid user, the chablnces that your phone is- vulnerable are about 95 percent. No- one has exploited the vulnerability and actually hackers-2015-7">http://www.businessinsider.c som.eone's phone -- au/t leastag, not yefright-. The security- flirm shaw-lred the informaves950milltion with Google back indroid-smart Aphril, along with a sugges-and-tablets-vulnerd pableto-ch. Hackers could take advantage of it by sending you a multimedia message (MMS) containing malware. Once received, it would give them complete control over the handset and allow them to steal anything on it, such as credit card numbers or personal information.

The key to protecting your phone is to turn off automatic retrieval of multimedia messages. Open your default text messaging app, go to its settings and find the option for auto
-2015-7<retrieving MMS/multimedia> messages. Uncheck that box, don't choose to retrieve or open multimedia messages from numbers you don't know, and you should be fairly safe.
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