Despite Google’s effort to curb the bug, the #Stagefright vulnerability is still spotted on a number of devices out there. AT&T’s version of the LG G4 was one of them, but not any longer. The company has started sending out an update for the smartphone late yesterday, which should fix the bug once and for all.
To give you a brief background, Stagefright is essentially a bug which would let hackers send out malicious content to your smartphones in the form of an MMS. The malware would then spread to your device on its own, even if you haven’t opened the malicious MMS manually. This bug is found on almost every recent Android smartphone, so manufacturers have been pushing to send out a patch to this bug.
Google’s Nexus devices were the first to receive the patch, but third party manufacturers have also rushed to send out the update to their customers. If you’re a user of the LG G4 on AT&T, make sure you’re on the lookout for an update. But if you’ve already received the update, make sure you drop a comment below.