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#Android users should disable MMS auto-retrieve to mitigate #StageFright vulnerability for MMS. This means you will have to manually approve downloading all MMS content (including some group messages depending on your configuration). However, until a patch is available from your manufacturer and provider, you will still be vulnerable from crafted .MP4 video files from webpages. One way to mitigate this is to use Firefox as your default browser on Android. Since version 38, Firefox has used the patched version of Stagefright since FF uses it internally as a library file (even on other OS's). If you download a crafted video file, you will still be compromised since Android's Stagefright will preprocess the video. If you decide to use Firefox, I also recommend installing Adblock and HTTP Everywhere (from EFF) at a minimum. Other options include rooting your phone to manually disable Stagefright or installing a custom ROM with the update (like CM 11, 12).   #infosec  

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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.
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There is a terrific auction going on benefiting Kids Need to Read 100% that includes a CASTLE tote and graphic novels, lots of autographed cozy mysteries, and a $50 Amazon gift card. This is the fourth year ROCCO the Blogging Cat has conducted his annual auction for KNTR! Check out the wonders!
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It's Auction Time...Support Kids Need To Read! ROCCO here! It's that time of year again, when the Human and I hold our auction to raise funds for a very worthwhile charity:  KIDS NEED TO READ. Kids Need to Read was co-fo...
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Thanks to +Phoenix Comicon and all the authors and readers who came out for the +Kids Need to Read Drinks with Authors event. Authors + books + readers + drinks = a fabulous evening of informal discussions about books and craft! Full album at https://www.flickr.com/photos/brucematsunaga/sets/72157655249992140
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This was such a fun event! Thanks for the fantastic pictures, Bruce!
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Author Frank Beddor (LOOKING GLASS WARS and HATTER M series) is supporting KNTR with a birthday book challenge to help bring books to disadvantaged children! Support for his project means more books for kids! Happy birthday, Frank!
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Thanks to the 501st Legion Dune Sea Garrison’s Star Wars Blast-a-Trooper, Justice League Arizona, and Arizona Avengers for supporting +Kids Need to Read during +Phoenix Comicon! Full album at https://flic.kr/s/aHskf4k7HF
  #phxcc   #phoenixcomicon   #StarWars   #avengers   #justiceleague  
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So much fun and so many fantastic costumes!!!
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Images from the +Phoenix Comicon Charity Art Auction, 2015

The only place to find one of a kind art created and donated by the guests and artists at Phoenix Comicon. All proceeds benefited +Kids Need to Read. Full album at https://flic.kr/s/aHskePVe7L 
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The +Phoenix Comicon Youth Fashion Show Hosted by Denise Gary of +Kids Need to Read allows kids twelve and under to show off their costumes in a fun and non-competitive event. Every contestant receives a goodie bag and goes home a winner! #phxcc  https://flic.kr/s/aHskgh7iS9
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Fun event! These pictures are so cute! Thanks, Bruce!
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Steampunk Homecoming Ball, Phoenix Comicon, 2015
Inspired by Jules Verne's Best Seller "20000 Leagues Under the Sea," the Steampunk Homecoming Ball at +Phoenix Comicon featured music, dancing and other Neo-Victorian amusements. Thanks to Phoenix Comicon for organizing this event to benefit +Kids Need to Read. Full album at  https://flic.kr/s/aHskcUfbD5 #phxcc   #comicon   #steampunk  
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Fun pictures, Bruce! Thank you!!!
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Hey #ASU tech folks, what is the deal with our Adobe Connect lately? Each time I try to connect to the TAG meeting it seems to take longer each time. I saw this screen for 12 minutes today and came in on slide 7. 
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Pictures of our fantastic volunteers and visitors around the +Kids Need to Read booth at +Phoenix Comicon, 2015. The kids loved free +Highlights for Children Magazines and KNTR buttons! Full album at https://flic.kr/s/aHskbUzVHR
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Thanks so much, Bruce! We love to see the kids so happy!!! :)
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Author and illustrator Steven Riley showed kids of all ages how to create exciting heroes with his simple and successful drawing techniques in his “Hero Design-Riley Style,” workshop at +Phoenix Comicon. +Kids Need to Read Full album at: https://flic.kr/s/aHskbkxNbZ

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The +Arizona Coyotes sponsored the +Kids Need to Read Build-a-Book sessions lead by author and illustrator Steven Riley at +Phoenix Comicon . In these highly interactive sessions children learn how to create their own stories and illustrations with Steven. You can see how much the kids enjoy Steven’s program! All Build-a-Book participants received a special-edition Coyotes goodie backpack, sponsored by Arizona Coyotes, and filled with a Little Ty Cooney hardcover book, +Highlights for Children magazine, signed Howler card, and other goodies. Full album at https://flic.kr/s/aHskeBrMY8 #phxcc   #KNTR   #Highlights   #PhoenixComicon  
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Wonderful pictures of a wonderful program! Thank you, Bruce!
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  • Arizona State University
    English, 2013
    PhD English Literature, Digital Humanities & Romanticism
  • California State University, Stanislaus
    English and History
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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.

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"English: Start Here, Go Anywhere" Awarded a CINE Golden Eagle Award (Co-Producer)
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Technologist, Digitial Humanities, Drupal web development, Multimedia production, Learning Technology, Slayer of Viruses
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  • Arizona State University | Department of English | Multimedia Production | Web Development | Learning Technology
    Director of Digital Technology, Department of English, 2005 - present
    Associate Research Professional
  • Kids Need to Read
    Board Director, 2014 - 2014
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