Nearly all devices running under the oh so popular and efficient OS, Android, are vulnerable enough of getting hacked. Basically this states that almost nothing is safe nowadays and that even a simple text can get you into trouble.
Zimperium, a research expert said, “The error named Stagefright exists in the media playback tool which is built into Android. Malicious hackers could take advantage of it by sending to an Android device a simple text message that, once received by the Smartphone, would grant them absolute control over the handset and allow them to steal anything on it, such as credit card numbers or personal information.”
Zimperium has strongly referred Stagefright as the “mother of all Android vulnerabilities”. He also mentioned that the error still needs to be exploited and that around 95% of the Android phones are in security related danger. 95% is not something which can be ignored. This actually is some serious issue and should be solved and done away with soon.
Since the Android market is extremely huge and has a deep engrossing reach, even if the malfunctioning virus is detected, it can infect several other devices, before it could be reached. Google has been promptly informed by Zimperuim and on this matter a female representative from Google said “Those intermediaries are armed with the patches they need to safeguard devices. The security of Android users is extremely important to us and so we responded quickly and patches have already been provided to partners that can be applied to any device. Most Android devices, including all newer devices, have multiple technologies that are designed to make exploitation more difficult. Android devices also include an application sandbox designed to protect user data and other applications on the device.”
Everyone who is responsible and competent enough to make the safe rectifications is at work. It seems a great deal of time will tell what the heroes of Android can do and when the android world will be safe again.