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Well you will already know about Android Operating System, So I don’t need to tell you about that.
Lets come to the topic for which you are here. Some weeks before a serious and critical venerability has been discovered in Stagefright media playback engine that is native to Android devices, which puts 95% of Android devices running version 2.2 to 5.1 under threats.
There are greater changes that your device is also vulnerable to this attack.
Stagefright venerability was discovered by a security firm called as Zimperium and they reffer it as the worst Android flaw in the mobile OS history, and confirmed that they will reveal more details at the next BlackHat or DEFCON in Las Vegas this year.
Researcher Joshua Drake, vice president of platform research and exploitation at Zimperium zLabs, said exploits could be particularly insidious given the fact that an attacker need only use a malicious MMS message that could trigger the vulnerability without user interaction, and delete the message
before the victim is aware. This is most nasty attack vector – said researcher.
Joshua Drake from Zimperium discovered seven critical vulnerabilities in the native media playback engine called Stagefright, the expert defined the Stagefright flaw the “Mother of all Android Vulnerabilities.”
Once the attackers have successfully exploited the vulnerability, they would be able to write code to the mobile device and steal user data, including audio or media files or photographs stored in the SD cards. The attackers can remotely control the device, accessing audio from microphone, reading emails, and steal sensitive data.
Google has patched internal code branches (vulnerability), but devices require over-the-air updates. However, most manufacturers haven’t already distributed the patch to their customers exposing them to cyber attack.