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  # 1391772 22-Sep-2015 11:55
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HTC One M7 GPe - received last week
Motorola Moto G Gen2 - still waiting
Vodafone Smart Ultra 6 - received a couple of weeks ago

I should check the wife's Samsung S5, don't think it has seen any updates recently

As per usual, it is the fragmented Android way, I was surprised that Google didn't roll out a bandaid fix in their messenger app, as surely this would have provided a immediate solution for the masses 


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  # 1391827 22-Sep-2015 12:29
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I don't think that is an option for Google. For starters, there are at least 3 different apps handling MMS, with the user sometimes having some input as to which is the default handler.

Still no updates from Vodafone for my wife's Galaxy Mini III or my 3-year-old Galaxy S. We never had any updates and I don't think we ever will.

Cheers,
Peter.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1392581 23-Sep-2015 10:38
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My Sony Z1 Compact received an upgrade to 5.1.1 yesterday which also fixed the stagefright issue.


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  # 1392619 23-Sep-2015 11:54
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Beddhist: I don't think that is an option for Google. For starters, there are at least 3 different apps handling MMS, with the user sometimes having some input as to which is the default handler.

Still no updates from Vodafone for my wife's Galaxy Mini III or my 3-year-old Galaxy S. We never had any updates and I don't think we ever will.

Cheers,
Peter.

I think you'll be absolutely correct.

As per one of your previous posts, Vodafone have pointed out that this is a theoretical risk, so they appear to believe a wait and see attitude is the best. Some may agree and call this a prudent saving of resource, some may disagree and call it sticking their head in the sand.

Whatever stance anyone decides to adopt, I imagine Vodafone are banking on this vulnerability never appearing in the wild and natural attrition gradually phasing the vulnerability out, while relying on their customers to disable MMS automatic downloads.

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  # 1392639 23-Sep-2015 12:21
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Which is why baking a bandaid solution into an MMS app would seem like a good idea...

If it meant you had to switch to "ABC" MMS app to achieve some form of security surely it is the lesser evil than waiting for an update that probably will not happen



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  # 1393548 24-Sep-2015 13:49
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Fresh install of CM12.1 on my old Galaxy Note 2 which I presume was stuck at 4.4.2 for the rest of its existence.

Not Vulnerable (now)

Not that Stage fright has proved to be a real threat as yet.

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