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Motorola promises Android Stagefright malware fix

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Motorola promises Android Stagefright malware fix

Motorola has confirmed that it is joining other major Android smartphone manufacturers in rolling out a security update for the so–called Stagefright bug.

Stagefright hit the headlines in recent weeks after it was discovered that video–based MMS messages were infecting smartphones with malware, leading to users’ security being compromised.

Motorola says its will roll out an update to all its phones released since 2013, aimed at fixing the bug once and for all. This includes the original Moto X.

The new Moto X Style and Moto X Play will have the security patch pre-installed at launch, while the latest Moto G update will be getting the fix ‘soon’.

However, Motorola has not announced whether it will join Google and Samsung in rolling out regular monthly updates to protect their Nexus and Galaxy phones respectively.

Google has also confirmed fixes for top–end models from HTC, Sony and LG. These include the HTC One M7, One M8 and One M9, Sony Xperia Z3, Z4 and Z3 Compact and LG G2, G3 and G4.

Concerns remain though that older Android models will remain susceptible to attack. The need for updates to be approved by carriers also means there could be delays in getting patches out to phones in a timely manner.

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Motorola

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