Google releases Stagefright patch for all Nexus devices

nexus-logoIf you’ve got a Google Nexus 4 or Nexus 5 by LG, a Nexus 6 by Motorola, a Nexus 7 by ASUS, a Nexus 9 by HTC, a Nexus 10 by Samsung, or a Nexus Player, you should be receiving an OTA update soon to patch the Stagefright exploit that we recently reported on.

As Paul previously explained, Stagefright was an MMS exploit that allowed an attacker to send you a corrupted video file that – if downloaded automatically – would prompt an attack. The scariest part in all of this is that this exploit allowed a potential attacker full control over your device, and this could all happen before you even realize that you have received a message at all.

Users should be prompted to install the security update soon, and the Nexus factory images page is also expected to be updated soon.

While Google isn’t always this fast when it comes to updates, I have to give the folks in Mountain View credit this time.

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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