Stagefright threats on Android devices
Learn more about this vulnerability affecting Android devices
Stagefright is the nickname given to a series of vulnerabilities discovered in the Stagefright media player used by Android devices. The Stagefright vulnerabilities carry serious security implications: an attacker could exploit them to remotely control and steal data from a device by sending a victim a multimedia message (MMS) packaged with an exploit. The Stagefright vulnerabilities affect Android devices running Froyo 2.2 to Lollipop 5.1.1.
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AT&T Mobile Security doesn’t protect against Stagefright
AT&T Mobile Security cannot protect against Stagefright. AT&T Mobile Security can protect your Android device from mobile malware delivered that could potentially leverage Stagefright exploits. Keep in mind that a device will remain at risk until it receives an operating update/ patch.
When these patches become available, you should download and install them immediately. To check if a patch is available for most Android devices, go to Settings > System Updates.
While these instructions will make it harder for a device to be exploited via MMS, we encourage Android users to exercise caution when viewing videos displayed on untrusted websites or included in messages from unknown senders.