A team of mobile security researchers claims that about 950 million Android smartphones and tablets across the globe are subject to a critical vulnerability. According to their report, attackers can use this vulnerability, nicknamed Stagefright after the source of the issue, to take control of your device through a malicious MMS.

The vulnerability seems to be caused by insecure code contained within Stagefright, which has been Android’s multimedia library since Android 2.2 FroYo came out in May 2010.

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