Google was humble enough to admit that there is indeed the StageFright issue. If you haven’t heard about it, StageFright is also known as an MMS messaging issue as it happens when a malicious code is triggered by an MMS, specifically those containing videos. Any malware can be inserted in the video which could then be able to access the device even before a video is viewed or played on the phone.

This is a serious issue and it’s even regarded as the biggest Android security concern to date and so a number of companies have already announced what they’re going to do with the issue. Google, Samsung, and LG are already working on the regular monthly security updates to be released over-the-air. Sony, HTC, and Android One devices are also receiving such security updates soon.

As for Motorola, the Lenovo-owned company is already working on security patches and how these critical security updates will be deployed in a more efficient way. Security patches should be available in the coming weeks but the recently unveiled Moto G(2015), Moto X Play, and Moto X Style will already have them inside.

Motorola will release the security patches to the mobile carriers first for testing and approval. Aside from the latest Moto phones, other devices that will receive such security updates include the DROID Ultra, DROID Mini, DROID Maxx, DROID Turbo, Moto E w/ 4G LTE (2nd Gen), Moto E (1st Gen, 2nd Gen), Moto G with 4G LTE (1st Gen, 2nd Gen), Moto G (1st Gen, 2nd Gen, 3rd Gen), Moto Maxx/Turbo, and the Moto X Pro.

Motorola warns Moto phone owners to be more careful when downloading or viewing multimedia content on their phones. As much as possible, only receive data from people you are familiar with and really trust. Feel free to check yourself if a patch is ready by going to Settings.

MOTOROLA Moto security updates for stagefright

Motorola promised that the updates will be delivered to carrier partners beginning today, August 10. They will be for testing first. It might take a while though because at present, there are more than 200 software versions that the company has lined up for testing. Notifications should be received as soon as patches are ready for your phone so just wait. You can always check Settings> About Phone> System Updates yourself to see if something is available.

SOURCE: Motorola


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