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Has Verizon provide a security patch for the text message vulnerability for android phones that was announced today?
marketboyz60
Enthusiast

I just want to know is my LG3 vulnerable to the text message vulnerability announced today.  The news said that all the hackers need to do is send a text message to your phone and they can take your phone over even if you didn't open the message.  The news also stated that Google was made aware of this vulnerability weeks ago but has not done anything to rectify the vulnerability.  So has Verizon done a patch thru Verizon Protect?  Anyone know?

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Re: Has Verizon provide a security patch for the text message vulnerability for android phones that was announced today?
Heretic1989
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Re: Has Verizon provide a security patch for the text message vulnerability for android phones that was announced today?
techvet1
Enthusiast

No, nor I have seen any official information from Verizon Wireless about the report.

Re: Has Verizon provide a security patch for the text message vulnerability for android phones that was announced today?
Heretic1989
Specialist

Here's some more info. Some of it is piggybacking the 1st link i posted. Some of it isn't.

Stagefright: It Only Takes One Text To Hack 950 Million Android Phones - Forbes

Re: Has Verizon provide a security patch for the text message vulnerability for android phones that was announced today?
dandeman
Enthusiast

Mmmm Verizon... The longer you stay silent on this issue, the more you look like GM's handling of the ignition switch problem.. and subsequent consequences...

Re: Has Verizon provide a security patch for the text message vulnerability for android phones that was announced today?
rcschnoor
Legend

dandeman wrote:

Mmmm Verizon... The longer you stay silent on this issue, the more you look like GM's handling of the ignition switch problem.. and subsequent consequences...

GM = equimpment manufacturer.

HTC, Samsung, LG, etc = equipment manufacturer

GM is the equipment manufacturer which supplies the fix, just as HTC, Samsung, LG, etc... will supply the fix for Verizon to push out. Until the equipment manufacturer supplies the fix, Verizon can do nothing.

Re: Has Verizon provide a security patch for the text message vulnerability for android phones that was announced today?
marketboyz60
Enthusiast

Thank you for this link -- it gave me most of the answers I was looking for -- it still seems like there is no definitive answer and that the vulnerability while complicated is still there and needs to be addressed but ... hopefully LG and Verizon are working to correct the issue asap.

Re: Has Verizon provide a security patch for the text message vulnerability for android phones that was announced today?
authentic1
Enthusiast

m turning off my text messaging until Verizon delivers the patch. Maybe if they lose usage income from enough android users they'll be motivated to deliver the patch. Or allow us to exchange for a non-android phone without penalty.

Re: Has Verizon provide a security patch for the text message vulnerability for android phones that was announced today?
jayare
Contributor

Seems Google is taking steps. Now it will be up to LG and Verizon. Per this article, it looks like sometime this month Google will provide a patch. Let's see how serious LG and Verizon take it and see if they get it out pronto.

http://www.businessinsider.com/stagefright-android-bug-google-2015-8?r=UK&IR=T