Google Nexus Devices Will Get Stagefright Security Update Next Week

Posted: Jul 29 2015, 9:50am CDT | by , in News | Technology News


Google Nexus Devices will Get Stagefright Security Update Next Week
  • Google releasing security update for Stagefright bug in its Nexus devices next week!

The security bug called Stagefright vulnerability and deemed critical came to attention earlier this week.

Google will soon be releasing a new security update. The security update is targeted at a new critical security bug called the Stagefright vulnerability. The bug was found earlier in the week in the Google Nexus devices. The update for the bug will be released by Google in the coming week.

Zimperium the cyber security firm brought the bug to the attention of the world on Monday. According to Zimperium, a flaw in the Nexus smartphones allows hackers to take control of the entire Android system.

The operating system of the world’s most popular smartphone system can be completely controlled by simply sending an MMS message. In the MMS file hackers can code the bug and remotely execute it via the media file into the android device.

The bug can control the android device even if the MMS was not opened and simply received. Hackers could then take control of the android phone through the malicious code without even the owner knowing it. 

Google has promised it will be releasing a fix soon for the Nexus devices. Google stated it will be rolling out the fix and additional safeguard measures for Nexus in open source soon, according to NDTV.

Google further stated the malware has not affected any customers so far and there have been no complaints. The bug was found in a lab and Google immediately took actions to resolve the problem. Google even plans to further their security plans as a regular schedule. 

The details about the bug will be released to the public by the BlackHat researchers. The Blackhat computers will hold a security conference in Las Vegas in August.  Meanwhile the Stagefright bug poses a threat to more than 950 million or 95% of android phones by Google. 

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