Jul 29, 2015 By Amit Ashbel | Let’s start with a temporary workaround to avoid becoming infected Open the Hangouts App Hangout App Settings
Click the hamburger menu and select “settings”
Select Hangouts as your default SMS app
Uncheck ‘Auto-retrieve MMS’
Now that we got that out of the way we can start talking about the Stagefright vulnerability itself.
What is Stagefright?
Stagefright is a new vulnerability which was found, reported and announced by Zimperium, an Israeli enterprise mobile security company. The vulnerability can infect a device by simply downloading an MMS message (which happens automatically in most cases). Once infected, the hacker has full control over the phone’s data.