Zimperium launched application vulnerability detection Stagefright

Last week, researchers in the field of security Zimperium reported vulnerability in Android, which threatens about 950 million active Android-devices. Vulnerability is that  Potential hackers can take control of someone else’s smartphone malware by sending SMS-messages. But how do you know if your device is in the list of endangered falls?Zimperium launched an application that allows users to check whether the subject to their smartphone or tablet Stagefright vulnerability. The program, dubbed Stagefright Detector App, now available on Google Play and can be downloaded for free from Google Play.

Zimperium launched application vulnerability detection Stagefright

Zimperium launched application vulnerability detection Stagefright

As the name suggests, the application can check whether your particular device Stagefright vulnerability. Of course, it’s not a patch that protects the system, but at least you’ll know that your machine is in danger.

Google and Samsung recently begun to distribute security patches for some of its devices. Other smartphone makers such as Alcatel announced plans to «patch» their smartphones in the near future.

To see an example of the attack, zLabs team was taken by the demo video, which you can read below.

 

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