Stagefright is a recently discovered Android vulnerability which has got carriers and manufacturers rushing to push fixes for their Android devices.
The vulnerability basically allows hackers to remotely gain access to a target’s device by simply sending a MMS message with malicious code.
Android then automatically processes such videos and so the code runs without even needing the user to open that MMS message.
So the users have been quite upset with this vulnerability and Google has sent out a fix along with Sprint that is one of the first carriers in the US to send out the fix for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
Today the carrier is sending the same fix for the Stagefright vulnerability to a few Samsung devices.
Sprint has released the update for the Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge and the Galaxy Note Edge. Other carriers in the US still have to roll out this important update for Android devices on their networks and it seems it won’t be long before they do it.