A new Stagefright vulnerability has been discovered and this time it looks even scarier

03 October, 2015
It seems the Stagefright storm hasn't quite passed after all. As most of you might remember, a few months ago a scary vulnerability in one of Android's core multimedia libraries was uncovered and found to affect almost every device powered by Google's OS, as early as 2.2 Froyo. Since then, there have been no reports of an actual exploit utilizing the bug, but, naturally, it gave the whole industry quite a scare, triggering a quick reaction from many OEM's like Motorola and Samsung, who issued emergency fixes.

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  • Anonymous

AnonD-123996, 03 Oct 2015Please correct me if i am wrong. Android users can root the devi... moreYou can apply the fix yourself if there is a fix released.
This applies for Android users.

For developers, it depend on their skills to find the vulnerabilties and make fixes.

  • Lol

AnonD-123996, 03 Oct 2015We users do have all kind of fixes for our android and users its... moreActually, many people have been complaining about how Android is going more and more closed source. And by the way, iOS users have fixed security bugs before, for example, iOS 4.3.3 had a bug in which it was possible to execute malicious code with a PDF. Jailbreakers used this bug to develop a jailbreak and then immidiately released a program to Cydia which would patch the bug. This also made it the first time jailbroken iOS was more secure than non-jailbroken (because Apple hadn't released 4.3.4 yet).

  • 7/11

AnonD-123996, 03 Oct 2015Please correct me if i am wrong. Android users can root the devi... moreIt's how private and secured devices coming from Apple
it may give inconvenience to have phone fixed in the store but at the end of the day you'll feel safe that this type of android bugs would enter your phone system

  • AnonD-123996

JD, 03 Oct 2015What a blind fa-n-droid comment..... Pat-thetinc really.....Please correct me if i am wrong. Android users can root the device and fix any issues without even going to the store and fixing from someone else. Can iOS be treated this way? Certainly impossible.

  • AnonD-180402

JD, 03 Oct 2015What a blind fa-n-droid comment..... Pat-thetinc really.....Why even bother with coments like that?!?!

  • JD

AnonD-123996, 03 Oct 2015We users do have all kind of fixes for our android and users its... moreWhat a blind fa-n-droid comment..... Pat-thetinc really.....

  • AA

Anonymous, 03 Oct 2015¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Oh well. That's Android for you.call me dull, i don't care.. but lately i've been reading posts with
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does this code mean something?
just curious

  • Anonymous

AnonD-123996, 03 Oct 2015We users do have all kind of fixes for our android and users its... morehahaha defense mechanism....

  • Trooper

AnonD-446990, 03 Oct 2015If you have root it should be easy to remove.And replace it with what ?. It's libraries that are vulnerable and need to be patched.

  • AnonD-123996

AnonD-362866, 03 Oct 2015Hahahahahahahahahahaha :'DWe users do have all kind of fixes for our android and users itself can fix these issues by themselves as it is open source. Android is far better than your prehacked iCrap iOS that cant be even fixed by users itself. You people are bound to cry near your iCrapple store.

  • AnonD-446990

If you have root it should be easy to remove.

  • AnonD-362866

Hahahahahahahahahahaha :'D

  • AnonD-415420

That's, what happens, when you write an OS in Java.

  • Anonymous

[deleted post]dont do payment things with android. if you whant to do that, go use apple or microsoft devices. sure.. apple and microsft have security flaw too, but they will fix it much much faster than android.

  • Anonymous

They make these threats to scare people to buy a new phone! My Galaxy S2 will never get any more security-updates at all, so these new "threats" are suposed to scare me... into buying a new phone!

  • AnonD-231974

What I understand from this: new root methods by downloading a song. Lmao

  • Anonymous

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Oh well. That's Android for you.

  • Anonymous

And I don't care

  • Test

If this was Windows everyone would have got the patch by day one.

But this is Android, designed with a dysfunctional OS updating model in mind, where any fixes will only reach a minuscule percentage of the user base. Small wonder Samsung etc are seeing less and less profit, because consumers aren't willing to pay big bucks for Android devices anymore yet end up being treated like dirt by the manufacturers and Google.

  • Anonymous

Android is dead soon