Thursday October 01, 2015

New Stagefright Bugs Leave More Than 1B Android Users Vulnerable

How many times will Google have to patch this exploit before it's finally fixed for good. frown

To take advantage of these bugs, a hacker can trick a potential victim into opening a website where he has planted a malicious mp3 audio file, or a malicious mp4 video file, or by tricking the victim to open them in a third party application, say a multimedia player, that depends on the vulnerable Android libraries. "Merely previewing the song or video would trigger the issue," Drake wrote in a blog post.

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