Originally Posted by SpikeOhio
Any chance this will help? It has a link for patches but I don't know enough to know if they can just be installed/flashed to any phone. And if they do have a patch and a detector app, then why can't they have the app do the patch?
Short answer, no this will not help. The patches will be device specific. Theoretically the detector app "could" also be used to patch devices but it's not practical because the app developer would have to have a close relationship with google and all of the manufacturers and include these patches in the app via their servers. the app would be quite large by the time is was updated to include this type of features. It's best to wait for Google, Samsung and your carrier to push out the updates that include the patches. From what I've read, the initial patches are still not 100% effective so they're still working on this problem.
In the meantime you can just disable the option called “auto retrieve MMS” in your messaging app(s). That should stop any videos from auto downloading & playing. This in turn will stop the malicious code from executing. Another thing to remember is IF the mms you recieve is a "forwarded" type mms with an imbedded video then I would delete it immediately without opening it. If you get a video directly from a friend or family member that you KNOW they took themselves then I would say it's probably safe to download and watch. Just use this approach folks and you will be fine. Last thing, I would recommend Bitdefender and you can get it from Google Play.