Inspired by Jules Verne's Best Seller "20000 Leagues Under the Sea," the Steampunk Homecoming Ball at featured music, dancing and other Neo-Victorian amusements. Thanks to Phoenix Comicon for organizing this event to benefit . Full album at https://flic.kr/s/aHskcUfbD5 #phxcc #comicon #steampunk
Why (since I had this question on FB):
Stagefright is a security flaw that allows an attacker to gain complete control over the device by sending a specially crafted media file. If Auto retrieve is turned on, the attack can happen without any interaction of the user. With Auto retrieve off, the user gets the opportunity to delete the message without downloading the media file. Google has patched Android however we now have to wait for manufacturers and carriers to distribute the patch via an over the air (OTA) update (except for Nexus devices which will receive the patch over the next two weeks). Some phones may never see this patched due to manufacturer and carrier incompetence.
This exploit is not yet "in the wild," but after the full disclosure at BlackHat and Defcon next week this will show up in the wild.
Also, be sure to disable this in all text apps on your device. Some text apps have no way to disable this while others don't pre-process media so they are unaffected. Check with your app creator to verify if there is no option to disable.
Ends Monday, July 27th
- Arizona State UniversityEnglish, 2013PhD English Literature, Digital Humanities & Romanticism
- California State University, StanislausEnglish and History
I'm a PhD in English Literature (“Romantic Cyber-Engagement: Three Digital Humanities Projects in Romanticism”). Keywords: Digital Humanities, Romanticism, Ecocriticism, Wordsworth, Shelley, Keats Gamer, WoW addict, nerd, geek, photographer, Drupal developer, Multimedia production, Learning Technology, Slayer of Viruses, Coffee enthusiast, CINE Golden Eagle Award winner, and part-time insomniac.
- Arizona State University | Department of English | Multimedia Production | Web Development | Learning TechnologyDirector of Digital Technology, Department of English, 2005 - presentAssociate Research Professional
- Kids Need to ReadBoard Director, 2014 - 2014