Stagefright ranked top trending Android threat of 2015

Stagefright ranked top trending Android threat of 2015

Stagefright ranked top trending Android threat of 2015

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The Motive Security Labs H1 2015 Malware Report recently released by Alcatel-Lucent has revealed that Stagefright is one of the most talked about potential threats of 2015 so far.

[blockquote right=”pull-right” cite=”The Motive Security Labs H1 2015 Malware Report”]“Furthermore, it is estimated that the Stagefright vulnerability could affect almost one billion devices. So far there is no known malware that actively exploits the Stagefright vulnerability, but the Motive report highlights that it is an example of how sophisticated threats to mobile networks are becoming.”[/blockquote]

The YEZZ Andy 5T Android device
The YEZZ Andy 5T Android device
According to the Motive report, Stagefright is a series of vulnerabilities in Android’s media display software which gives attackers complete control of a phone by simply sending it an MMS message with a specially crafted media attachment.
When the message is received, the Android operating system automatically tries to open the attachment, infecting the device as it does without any interaction from the user.
Furthermore, it is estimated that the Stagefright vulnerability could affect almost one billion devices. So far there is no known malware that actively exploits the Stagefright vulnerability, but the Motive report highlights that it is an example of how sophisticated threats to mobile networks are becoming.
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