Friday, 7 August 2015

T-Mobile Temporarily Stopped Due MMS Stage Fright Leak


T-Mobile has temporarily stopped supporting MMS messages because of the Stage Fright leak , so the telco through its own forum disclosed. Stage Fright allows attackers via a single MMS message execute malicious code on Android devices. Although no attacks have been observed in the wild yet, T-Mobile has decided after a risk analysis to the "legacy mode" for MMS to turn.

This means that customers no longer received directly into their messaging app, the MMS media content. Instead, they receive an SMS notification containing a web link and a password to view the contents of the MMS message via a separate web portal. T-Mobile is warning customers that the risk remains that an MMS message is infected with the "Stage Fright virus". Customers with their Android smartphone to view the message in the web portal run thus still a risk of getting infected.

"Basically, this provides no real protection you but we thus avoid the risk of an even greater tragedy with a super-fast distribution and prolonged '' know ping-pong" effect ", let the provider. However, an employee reported that the technical department and the central MMS provider T-Mobile possibly next week come up with better alternatives to the measure. "If that is a fact, then I leave to return to the service in normal mode," said employee ' Mark K . Some customers are not very happy that they are not informed in advance about the measure because the MMS service suddenly stopped working. 

1 comment:

  1. The instant messages that are sent to a telephone are called SMS messages. SMS is an acronym, which remains for "short message administration".
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