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Stagefright
MarkIWC
Member

Is there a fix for "Stagefright"?

Do we have it yet?

Is disabling "Messaging" a valid workaround?

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Re: Stagefright
Tidbits
Sr. Leader

Google already issued the fix to manufacturers, and they haven't implemented any fix.  It's up to them to complete it.  HTC already said they have it already implemented in their upcoming updates to their devices, but there is no telling when that will be.  All other manufacturers haven't said a thing yet.

T-Mobile said "It's up to the 3rd party vendors to issue a fix" and "If you want more information as your device manufacturer"

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Re: Stagefright
bizzareone
Sr. Member

This was just reported today. Its a software vulnerability not a vulnerability with the services that verizon provides. Google will issue a patch to the manufactures when they have the new code.

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Re: Stagefright
Tidbits
Sr. Leader

Google already issued the fix to manufacturers, and they haven't implemented any fix.  It's up to them to complete it.  HTC already said they have it already implemented in their upcoming updates to their devices, but there is no telling when that will be.  All other manufacturers haven't said a thing yet.

T-Mobile said "It's up to the 3rd party vendors to issue a fix" and "If you want more information as your device manufacturer"

Re: Stagefright
Heretic1989
Sr. Member
Re: Stagefright
MarkIWC
Member

Droid Turbo is a Verizon only phone.  Also, Verizon has a Messenger+ app, that they could patch, right?

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Re: Stagefright
Heretic1989
Sr. Member

If VZW actually created the messenger + app, then they can check it themselves. If they didn't. Then they would have to contact the person and/or company that made that app.

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Re: Stagefright
derrydavis
Member

This impacts most if not all Android phones. May want to follow the thread here Will Verizon release a patch for the recently announced vulnerability of Android phones to hacking v.... The more customers following and posting to it may get the attention of the Verizon overlords sooner.

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Re: Stagefright
rcschnoor
Sr. Leader
Sr. Leader

derrydavis wrote:

The more customers following and posting to it may get the attention of the Verizon overlords sooner.

You mean like the thread(s) which were hot topics for many months with thousands of replies asking when Android Lollipop would be pushed to their phone???

Re: Stagefright
derrydavis
Member

You had to bring that up! Maybe enough bad press? But I do think this is on a different level because it could end up costing customers people. Any idea if there is wording the contract about maintaining security on devices? Who is responsible? I have a feeling I know what it is but I think it should be on the vendor controlling the device.

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Re: Stagefright
Tidbits
Sr. Leader

Guys... It's NOT the apps. It's the OS... If it was the app then Google would NOT have to come out with a fix and push it out to manufacturers. It's up to the manufacturers to fix it. Regardless of popular belief carriers don't touch code.

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