This is a straight and direct message to everyone on this planet. YOU NEED TO UPDATE YOUR ANDROID MOBILE PHONES, TABLETS etc.. NOW!!
How many amongst you have an Android device? Are you aware that actually, billions of people around the world are impacted by a vulnerability called Stagefright? After the announcement was made on 27 July 2015 by Joshua Drake of Zimperium, I still noticed that there are many people who are not at all aware of this vulnerability and its devastating effect.
“Stagefright has been called the biggest Android security concern ever. It occurs when malicious code is unknowingly triggered by media in multi-media messages (MMS). Stagefright could affect a billion devices, most particularly those running Android Jelly Bean or earlier. This number, if you’ve taken a recent look at the percentages of different Android versions currently in use, is staggering.” – Androidpit.com
You can download the FREE app at the Google Play Store to verify if your mobile phone is vulnerable or not.
The aim of this article is to sensitize everyone to update their Android devices. Please do inform your friends and everyone around you.
Please take note that there are some companies which have not yet released those patch. In that case, I encourage everyone to voice out their opinions with the help of Twitter.
Note: Some Android cannot be patched as the vendor is not sending any updates. In that case, you can disable “MMS on reception”. But that does not keep you 100% safe!