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Google Issues Second Patch To Fix Stagefright Flaw

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has pushed out another fix for the Stagefright vulnerability, as the previous one was unable to fix the issue. The Stagefright vulnerability leaves hundreds of millions of Android devices in danger.

Over-the-air update for Nexus

On Thursday, Google said the latest fix has been sent to its partners. The Nexus line of devices, including the 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, and the Nexus Player, will get an over-the-air update in September.

Joshua Drake of Zimperium, a mobile security firm, was the first to locate the Stagefright defect. The vulnerability can be used to infect the device with a specific multimedia message (MMS), so an attacker just needs the victim’s phone number. The internet firm sent out the first patch in an attempt to fix it last...