Stagefright

Some commentators have called this attack “Stagefright,” but it’s actually an attack on a component in Android named Stagefright. This is a multimedia player component in Android. It has a vulnerability that can be exploited — most dangerously via an MMS, which is a text message with embedded multimedia components.


Two-step verification through texts might go the way of the dodo sooner or later
Even though the number of websites and services that use two-step verification as a way to secure accounts has increased over the years, the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s latest proposal might put a halt to the verification method. In its mainstream incarnation, two-step verification, also known as multi-factor […]

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Update your iPhone to iOS 9.3.3 now: New Stagefright hack threatens Apple devices
Remember Stagefright, that vulnerability in Google’s Android operating system that had security experts up in arms? Turns out Apple devices running older versions of iOS, WatchOS, tvOS, and OS X aren’t immune. According to researcher Tyler Bohan at cybersecurity firm Cisco Talos, older versions of iOS and OS X contain […]

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