Stagefright Android Vulnerability
FSB Customers, you may be hearing about the Stagefright vulnerability
in the news. As clarification, Stagefright is specific to Android
devices. It is not a vulnerability in Farmers State Bank's
systems or our digital banking platform.
Stagefright is a remote
execution bug, which allows hackers to infilitrate Android devices by
sending messages to the device. If you use an Android device, as
a security best practice, we recommend that you temporarily disable
Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) on your device. Disabling MMS
will prevent media files from being sent to your device. Normal
text messages and hyperlinks should continue to function.
A description of the steps necessary for disabling MMS is available here: Instructions for Disabling MMS
you have questions about the availability of a patch for your specific
device or disabling MMS, you should contact your phone carrier.