Every now and then we come across a flaw or security vulnerability on mobile devices, but safe to say that the recent discovery of Stagefright has sent everyone scrambling. For those unfamiliar with Stagefright, basically this is a vulnerability that allows hackers to remotely commandeer an Android device via a simple MMS message.
Scary, isn’t it? This is why it is not surprising that companies such as Google, Samsung, and LG have all since come forward and promised that they would be addressing the issue with a security patch, and that moving forward they will now be issuing monthly security updates to ensure that any flaws that may or may not have been discovered by hackers are addressed ASAP.
Now if you’re a Motorola handset owner, you might be pleased to learn that Motorola will be staying on top of things as well. The company has recently announced their plans to issue patches to their devices and have listed the handsets that are eligible to receive the security patch.
This includes the entire Moto X lineup including the latest models which will be patched at launch, the entire Moto G and Moto E lineup, the Moto Maxx/Turbo, the DROID Turbo, Ultra, Mini and Maxx. Motorola claims that they will be delivering the software to carriers come 10th of August to undergo testing, so depending on the carrier it’s really anyone’s guess as to when it will be released.