Possible Remediation for Stagefright Android Vulnerability

By now, everyone is aware of the Stagefright vulnerability in Android.  It isn’t as much the name of the vulnerability but a media player library used in Android.

It seems that one of the ways to remediate the vulnerability is to configure your text messaging application to NOT auto-retrieve Multimedia messages (MMS).  On my phone that is under the Advanced Settings, “Auto-retrieve Automatically retrieve messages”.

The other thing that I did was disable Google Hangouts.  I don’t use it on → Continue reading “Possible Remediation for Stagefright Android Vulnerability”

Setting up Android in Eclipse, Unable to resolve target ‘android-18’

When setting up Eclipse for Android development, after you have installed the Develeper Tools and NDK Plugins and linked to the ADT-bundle and then imported your project (see othere posts related by searching for ‘android’) I got the following error:

[2014-03-24 14:14:53 - android_sdk] Unable to resolve target 'android-18'

I went and checked to make sure that the Platform.MinPlatformToolsRev property in the ~/path/to/adt-bundle-linux-x86_64-20131030/sdk/tools/source.properties matched that of my project.properties file.

They were both 18.  Eh?  Why the error?

So, in Eclipse, → Continue reading “Setting up Android in Eclipse, Unable to resolve target ‘android-18’”

Invalid Project Description, project path overlaps the location of another project with the same name When Importing Existing Android Project in Eclipse

I’ve got a new install of Eclipse and am setting up to do some Android development.

After getting the Develeper Tools and NDK Plugins installed and linking to the ADT-bundle that I downloaded, I was getting an error when attempting to import the existing project by going to File > Import > Android > Existing Android Code Into Workspace.

The error was:

Invalid project description /some/path/to/project/dir_name overlaps the location of another project: dir_name

After a few searches and a couple → Continue reading “Invalid Project Description, project path overlaps the location of another project with the same name When Importing Existing Android Project in Eclipse”