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In a blog post published today by the researchers at Zimperium Mobile Security, the group divulged an extremely widespread security vulnerability that can be exploited with nothing more than a targeted MMS message. The hole exists in the part of the Android operating system called Stagefright, which handles the processing of certain types of multimedia.
If targeted, the hypothetical hacker needs only to send an MMS message, which in many cases doesn't even need to be read before the attacker gains access to the victim's microphone and camera. The file will contain malicious code that executes by taking advantage of the problems in the Stagefright codebase. In the worst case, Zimperium says, the attacker could remove any trace of the offending MMS before the end user is every made aware that one is received.
originally posted by: Agit8dChop
Anyone who believes their devices are secure/private are fools.
Laptops, phones, watches, computers.. you name it.
If you have wifi, lan, bluetooth capability on it.. then your legs are open!
Anyone who thinks otherwise is insanely naive!