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If you have an Android phone - read this

A vulnerability has been detected in Android which can result in a compromise of your contact data. It works through your phone's automatic retrieval of MMS messages.

 

What you need to do:

 

On the lookout blog there's a link to their Stagefright detector at the play store. Install it, run it, and it will tell you if your handset is vulnerable. If so, it offers links with help on how to turn off automatic MMS retrieval in Hangouts and the stock messaging app.

 

Here's the thing - there are conflicting reports on the extent and nature of the problem. On this page it says that Google thinks it only affects devices up to and including Android 4.0 and that 90% of devices are "protected" - well I just checked my phone and the app tells me the handset is vulnerable (I'm on 4.2.2).

 

So I'm in the dark - if anyone has more info then by all means add it to the thread, but in the meantime, be cautious of MMS messages from unknown sources.

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Re: If you have an Android phone - read this

Running the app, it say's my Moto G running 5.02 is vulnerable as well, looking at the first review on the playstore, a guy has wrote "app told him that his phone is vunurable even though his phone has received and installed a patch ?.
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Re: If you have an Android phone - read this

They've deleted my post on the blog as well, asking for clarification of "who's right".

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Re: If you have an Android phone - read this

No doubt that this a big flaw in Andriod.

Motorola response in their forum
https://forums.motorola.com/posts/05618afc2d?commentId=970384#970384

On the other side, it's not got out and not one person has been infected yet, to me it seems the company who discovered it are out to make this work for their benifit and not be questioned about it?.
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