Google commits to patching Stagefright vulnerability soon
Even though hijacking an iPhone through a simple SMS has been a common topic lately, we know that iPhones aren’t the only devices vulnerable. Just yesterday we reported of “Stagefright,” which can hijack your Android device through a simple MMS by addressing the libStageFright media library. We’re talking about hundreds of millions of Android devices vulnerable here, and Google has just decided to speak up.
Google spent some time at Black Hat 2015 clarifying that the company is working closely with OEMs to bring a fix for Stagefright as early as this month. At the moment we hear that flagships from Samsung, Google Nexus devices, LG, HTC and Sony will be first on the list to receive the patch, but the company also mentions that hundreds of other devices will be benefited by the patch soon as well.
We’re not sure if this will arrive as a mandatory update to Android, or as a simple patch, but we should learn more in the next coming weeks.