T-Mobile temporarily stop support MMS after Stage Fright bug




T-Mobile is Thursday at least temporarily stopped the support of MMS in the Netherlands. That the provider decided following the Stage Fright bug, which exploit the easiest is via an MMS message.

A customer of T-Mobile will no longer mms’je itself, but a text message with a link to a webpage, says the provider. This prevents a video automatically loads on an Android phone and so can use the bug in Stage Fright , the framework for videos Android.

The adjustment is since Thursday and is a temporary measure, as the provider says. If Google updates and manufacturers have spread to prevent abuse of Stage Fright, T-Mobile again going to support MMS. It is unclear whether and when exactly that will happen. Hundreds of devices would get an update, even devices that manufacturers actually no longer supported, such as the still popular Samsung Galaxy S III.

It is the first known time that a provider has taken a measure against the bug in Stage Fright, which affects almost all Android smartphones. Vodafone late Tweakers know to change anything and still supports MMS. KPN has not yet responded to questions about Stage Fright bug.

Thanks to this bug attackers can penetrate an Android device by metadata in videos. Because Android devices in many cases metadata already loaded without a user having to do anything, it is possible to infect Android devices without user intervention. The video of the MMS in the Web clients in theory still fragile, but then they themselves must first click on the video.


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