Here's what you can do to guard your Android phone against the Stagefright exploit

Photo source: wired.com

So, did the Stagefright vulnerability in Android frighten you? Publicized as one of the worst Android vulnerabilities ever found, the exploit could theoretically let attackers access your mobile device’s data, camera, and microphone, as well as let them execute code remotely. In other words, Stagefright busts your smartphone or cellular tablet wide open with just a single malicious MMS message, the boogeyman inside it unleashed automatically by the message’s very arrival.

Scary! Only the researchers at Zimperium who documented the exploit claim that there’s no evidence of Stagefright being exploited by anyone so far. Which is strange, considering the sheer scope of the bug.

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