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Video: Stagefright Returns; 500 Million Android Devices at Risk

Posted on March 17th, 2016.

A new variant of the dreaded Android-based Stagefright bug has been successfully exploited by security researchers who showed a proof-of-concept of phone getting hacked remotely. The newly discovered Stagefright bug affects users running Android Lollipop, versions 5.0 and 5.1. Israeli software security research company NorthBit has, in a...



Stagefright Strikes Again – A Billion Android Devices Are Vulnerable

Posted on October 1st, 2015.

Researchers have discovered new vulnerabilities inherent in Android and dubbed it Stagefright 2.0, leaving more than a billion Android devices vulnerable to remote code execution by merely previewing music or videos. Security researchers at Zimperium zLabs have discovered a new variant of the infamous Stagefright vulnerability and have...



New Exploit Bypasses Android Lock Screens

Posted on September 16th, 2015.

A new exploit can easily bypass the lock screen of Android phones, claims a new report. The bypass can be done on Android phones using versions between 5.0 and 5.1.1, even if encryption is enabled on the particular device.  The University of Texas, Austin, in a report, has revealed the shocking news that the lock screen of Android phones...



How to Avoid the Stagefright Vulnerability in Android

Posted on September 7th, 2015.

Android phones occupy the biggest share of cell phones in the market. At around 80%, Android devices are the most widely used phones worldwide. However, Android is susceptible to an appalling vulnerability that could cause serious damage to a user’s data as well as his device. There is a minor but albeit dangerous glitch in the Android...



Android has been Hit Again Stagefright-style Flaw: 950 Million Devices at Risk

Posted on August 19th, 2015.

It is another day and another bad news for Andriod. This time, a security firm, Trend Micro, has discovered a serious flaw in the OS that affects versions dating back to 2010. It was only recently that another security firm, Zimperium, discovered a security threat dubbed Stagefright that could affect 950 million handsets. The whole...



Stagefright Bug Won’t Quit, 950 Million Android Devices Still Vulnerable

Posted on August 16th, 2015.

Stagefright, an infamous critical vulnerability affecting nearly all Android phones and tablets is sticking around despite Google’s effort of releasing multiple patches, according to independent researchers at a cybersecurity firm. It’s like an annoying itch that just won’t go away. Researchers at Exodus Intelligence have identified...



Serious Android Exploit “Stagefright” Threatens 95% of all Android Phones

Posted on July 27th, 2015.

An exploit has been discovered that threatens over 95% of Android phones in existence. Unpatched phones can be attacked simply by sending a multimedia message. The attacks happen silently so that the user has no chance to save their data or know that their phone has been infected. It’s called Stagefright because it exploits...

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