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 openning up the blog to comments).