This morning, fans that follow news about the popular Android Operating System will be waking up to the bombshell that is the "StageFright" exploit. Here's a link to a short article about it, without hysterical titles and scary numbers.
Excerpts from the article:
"...the researcher who discovered this flaw in Stagefright "does not believe that hackers out in the wild are exploiting it."
"..the gist is that malware theoretically could be embedded in a video file. And that video file could then be sent via MMS (text message) to your phone."
"it's a potential avenue for exploit that apparently has been around since Android 2.2 — or basically the past five years."
So take it as you will, a billion phone nightmare that will lead to untold amounts of data being exploited and stolen, or something that's been around for a number of years that will probably be fixed pretty fast now that it's in the limelight.