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Google sending out fixes for the stagefright bug for the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 6

Nexus 5

It was recently discovered that Android has a security vulnerability which allows malware to be masked inside an MMS. Manufacturers like Samsung have already started sending out updates to fix this vulnerability and Google has now officially commenced the rollout of the update for its 2013 and 2014 Nexus flagships.

Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 users should start seeing the update shortly, putting a rest to all your fears about hidden malware attacks. It is said that Sprint has begun sending out the update for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6, so it shouldn’t be long before other variants of the two flagships start receiving the update as well.

To recap, the vulnerability would allow hackers to send you an MMS through apps like Google Hangouts, while the malware would penetrate your device even if you haven’t opened the message. This raised some concerns among security analysts and Google was quick to acknowledge the bug and issue an update accordingly.

Have you seen the update on your Nexus 5 or Nexus 6 yet? Let us know.

Source: Sprint (Nexus 5)(Nexus 6)

Via: Android Central

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