Originally Posted by noppy22
The problem is, the alternative to MMS is using whatsapp or something similar which requires everyone to be using the same app(AFAIK). Where I live(Australia) we are somewhat backward and these apps are not in common enough use to be practical. I would love it if everyone I knew dumped MMS for something more practical/cheaper/smarter, but so far it hasn't happened. And most people I know just give me a glazed look when I try to explain the stagefright vulnerabilities.
That said, I'm sure if stagefright was such a big issue then it would be everywhere....
i didn't know anybody still used MMS. i went from SMS straight to IP. anywgay, i guess this calls for a build then. but there was a new vuln about to be published these days, wasn't it?
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Originally Posted by erikk1
The main problem is that MMS is just 1 of the many ways to exploit Stagefright. It can be exploited through Whatsapp/Telegram/Email and Web as well. Except it would probably require some user interaction as oposed to MMS. But still pretty serious.
i'd like to believe that all important apps from the market like hangouts, whatsapp, gmail, have fixed this internally.