If your smartphone or tablet vendor doesn't fix the Stagefright security hole, this text-message based malware can be really scary. But you can protect yourself from it with a few simple steps.
Frankly most people who get malware are asking for trouble. They open a suspicious file from a stranger, go to a skanky website, or download the movie or game that came out yesterday from BitTorrent. Then, there's Stagefright. With malware based on this security hole all you need to do is to get a text on your unpatched Android device, and, bang, you're hacked.

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