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Thread: Android Phone Vulnerablity

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri

    Android Phone Vulnerablity

    There was an Android phone exploit found, if anyone has one, they may want to consider making changes to your text messenger app to turn off automatic downloads of MMS messages (multi-media messages) and don't download an attachment in a message you're not expecting. A permanent fix may or may not be put out for your phone, based on how old it may be.

    How to prevent, if using these apps:

    If your phone is older or your messenger app settings doesn't have an option to turn off automatic downloads, you may simply be able to install/change to the Google Messengers app, set it as your default, but also disable the automatic downloads:

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Sacramento, CA
    Thanks, Darren! As a recent smartphone convert, i'm not up to speed on all the vulnerability issues. I'm glad you posted this! Auto-retrieve disabled!
    Jason Beam
    Sacramento, CA

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