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Details on Android Phone Hack Update
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From my research, the type of malware used in the text message depends on if you will be able to detect it. If you have a mobile antivirus such as Avast Mobile Security then it may be able to detect the malware once it starts performing its tasks but Avast has yet to release a way block the malware before the infection, i.e. when the MMS video is loaded, but say they are working on it right now.

Protect your Android phone from Stagefright
Stagefright

Recently a pretty serious android vulnerability was disclosed for Android Phones. The vulnerability, referred to as “Stagefright”, allows for a hacker to access your phone by sending you videos via text message (MMS).

To help mitigate the threat, I suggest everyone disable auto-retrieve in their MMS messaging apps and disable auto playing of videos where they can; web browsers and possibly apps like Facebook and Twitter. Most of all don't click on text messages from people you don't know.