Warning over new Android cyber attack ‘which could hit 275 million users’

Stagefright malware is back! 'Worst Android bug in history' returns for a third time and could infect a BILLION phones.

Stagefright malware is back! 'Worst Android bug in history' returns for a third time and could infect a BILLION phones.


FREE ANTI VIRUS - stagefright detector


In late 2015, mobile security firm Zimperium uncovered the Stagefright bug, touted as the mother of all Android vulnerabilities.


Now, Stagefright bug has returned in a new avatar called "Metaphor", Israel-based security research firm NorthBit reported.


If you’re still using an older Android phone, you should be VERY careful about the websites you visit.


Up to 275 million Android phones could be infected with malware simply by visiting dodgy websites, according to security firm NorthBit.


The exploit – called Metaphor – uses the Stagefright vulnerability, and can take over phones via dodgy websites.


Updated to add


A Google spokesman has been in touch to say: "Android devices with a security patch level of October 1, 2015 or greater are protected because of a fix we released for this issue (CVE-2015-3864) last year. As always, we appreciate the security community's research efforts as they help further secure the Android ecosystem for everyone.


Google released security patches to kill Stagefright's vulnerabilities, although not every Android phone and tablet can receive and install them: some manufacturers and network carriers were in no rush to update older models, leaving potentially millions of gadgets at the mercy of exploits like the one built by North-Bit.


Main Sections

Samsung S8 S9 - LG G5 G6 G7 Android Marshmallow 8


Technical video's on how to keep your phone in optimum operation and more!!


Video Reviews of the New E-cigs Vaping now recommended by Health Authorities.

Televisions Home Cinema

Tech Specs and Video Reviews of 4K UHD Blu-Ray, 3D Televisions, and Home Cinema.

Digital Cameras

Check out The Latest budget 4K Cameras and see the Videos they make.

Welcome to Smart Gadget Reviews UK!

Thanks for stopping by. I welcome your thoughts, comments and tips. Please use the contact form to get in touch.

Contact us if you have product wanting review!

Sitemap © SmartGadgetReviews 1999 - 2019 | A Smart Designed Website