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Android Stagefright flaws put 950 million devices at risk

2015/07/27

Threatpost - (International) Security researchers at Zimperium zLabs reported that about 950 million Android devices are vulnerable to flaws in the operating system's (OS) Stagefright media engine, in which excessive permissions could allow an attacker to send a Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) or Google Hangouts message to trigger the vulnerability, granting system access on the affected device. [ed.: To learn more, see this post in the Optimal Security blog.]

Source: https://threatpost.com/android-stagefright-flaws-put-950-million-devices-at-risk/113960

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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