Do you love getting text messages? Well, here is one reason to not love them – Stagefright. It’s a vulnerability that was recently exposed on the Android OS.
Despite its rather frightening name, Stagefright started its Android life innocently enough. It is simply the name of a media playback library buried deep inside Google’s mobile OS. The vulnerability that is its namesake, which takes advantage of flaws within the open-sourced code mobile OS, was discovered last month by researchers at a security firm named Zimperium.