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 my phone anyway so I probably should have turned it off to begin with.

If anyone has any other ideas, or corrections to this post, please contact me and I will update it.  (I am in the process of opening up the blog to comments).

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