Stagefright Patch Pushing Out to Various Androids: Nexus 6, Nexus 5 & Several Sprint Galaxy Devices

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  1. dgstorm

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    In case you didn't catch our previous article (here), there's a nasty Android malware vulnerability called Stagefright currently trying to suck the fun out our devices right now. What's particularly devious about this bug is that it can infect an Android phone by simply reading a text message.

    Luckily, Google has already developed a patch for it and has started pushing it out. The patch has already started rolling out in waves to the Google Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 as Build LMY48I. Nexus devices aren't the only ones getting the patch. Sprint started pushing the update out to several of their current generation Galaxy products. This includes the following devices:
    • Galaxy S5 (G900PVPU3BOG1)
    • Galaxy S6 (G920PVPU2BOGA)
    • Galaxy S6 Edge (G925PVPU2BOGA)
    • Galaxy Note Edge (N915PVPU4COG1)
    There's yet no word on when it will start rolling out to other devices, but we will keep you updated. At least the ball is rolling...
     
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    Is this the SMS bug that Google patched a while back but no OEMs ever integrated it...until now?
     
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    It was the one reported to Google back in April! and they are just now getting around to patching it.

    Kudos to Sprint for looking out for their customers while the other carriers sit on their thumbs.
     
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