Stagefright Fix and Stability Improvements for Moto G 2nd Generation now Available For Download in India


Few days back, Motorola announced a new software update for Moto G 2nd Generation smartphone. The update is now available for download in India (I don't know about other countries). I own Moto G 2014 and received the update today. The update mainly has following,

Stagefright Security Vulnerability Closes a potential security vulnerability that involves the mechanisms used to retrieve a message sent via the Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS).
Stability Improvements Includes changes that fix bugs and improve the stability of your phone.


Below is the short description provided by Motorola for Stagefright issue,

Android OS provides a media playback engine called “Stagefright.” Stagefright is responsible for unpacking and playing the multimedia message. Depending on a phone’s messaging settings, this could take place before the phone owner opens the message or views the video. There is a possibility that a hacker could insert malware in the video. It could then be processed and access the phone without giving the owner a chance to evaluate the video attachment.
 
 
There is Android App available in Play Store for checking whether your smartphone is vulnerable to Stagefright vulnerability.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zimperium.stagefrightdetector

I checked my Moto G 2014 using this app and now my phone is not vulnerable to Stagefright issue.



Stagefright Fix and Stability Improvements for Moto G 2nd Generation now Available For Download in India Stagefright Fix and Stability Improvements for Moto G 2nd Generation now Available For Download in India Reviewed by Nikhil Bhalwankar on 12:54 PM Rating: 5

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