Mobile Phone users – Please Read…

So if you have got this far and you are an Apple user then on this occasion you can ignore the advisory warning. Please remember that ALL software is vulnerable and yes that does include Apple users but not on the occasion.

If you are still reading this then you must be an Andriod user, well not necessarily you could be in the less than 5% category and if you are a Microsoft or Blackberry user you can switch off now.

So Andriod only users I have good news and bad news.

First the Bad News – Stagefright is a remotely exploitable software bug that affects versions 2.2 (“Froyo”) and newer of theAndroid operating system,…

So that’s not good and we recommend that you click on this link to check if you are affected. It will take you to the Google Play Store where you can download an App that can check your phone. It will also suggest a work -around until the Andriod update is available for your phone and tablet.

Now the Good News – The patch has been released and it resolves the problem

I can’t tell you when the update will be available for your phone, however if you are a Nexus user it is available now. I hope you find this useful and please make sure you share with other Andriod users if you can.

 

Nexus updates available here

 

“The Stagefright exploit is serious stuff. You could find that someone has sent you a malicious MMS which in some cases doesn’t even need to be opened for you to lose control of your camera, microphones, and personal data. And because it is believed that Stagefright has a genesis from insecure code found in the Stagefright multimedia library in use since Froyo, as many as 95% of active Android devices could be vulnerable.”

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