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Description of Stagefright Detector App
Stagefright Detector App for Android Devices
Stagefright is a critical Android vulnerability. It allows hackers to get system or media privileges of your device when your device is processing an MMS, without need of any end-user action. To make matters worse, MMS can delete itself before you open it. With such potential, Stagefright can wreck havoc on carriers and enterprises using Android devices for business.
Zimperium zLabs expert and VP of Platform Research and Exploitation, Joshua Drake (@jduck) discovered this vulnerability and also provided patches to Google to secure Android. We also provided these patches to carriers and vendors through Zimperium Handset Alliance. While the patches have been applied, it may be years until they reach all devices.
In order to test if your device is vulnerable, Zimperium built the ‘Stagefright Scanner’ app. This app will tell you two major things:
- whether your device is vulnerable
- whether you need to update your mobile Operating System
Zimperium is a pioneer in advanced mobile threat protection, delivering enterprise-grade solutions for Android and iOS devices. Our solutions use patented machine-learning technology to detect host and network-based threats in real-time. Founded in 2010, Zimperium is backed by Samsung, Telstra and Sierra Ventures, and has enterprise customers across all major verticals worldwide.
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