Day: July 28, 2015

Android Getting Stagefright?

We all know nothing is bulletproof.  Somewhere, someone will always want to break in and steal your stuff.  Especially now, we carry around  basically a digital ID card, our (smart)phones.  We store anything and everything on it.  We can think we’re safe, but, sadly, we’re just really fooling ourselves.

This dude found this bug found in pretty much all version of Android, and it can be triggered via SMS.  Nexus users will most probably get the patch the soonest.  Lollipop users are also the safest, but not 100% safe.

A patch will be great if it can be sent out swiftly, but with different brands, skins, carriers, it’s tough.  This is where, and I hate to admit it, Apple has a leg up on Google.  Anyway, don’t read any unknown text messages with video attachments.   Even if it’s from someone you know.

Click on link below for full story.

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/28/stagefright-android-vulnerability-heartbleed-mobile

Thank you to Alvin for bringing this up.

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