How to Protect Your Android Phone From the Stagefright Bug

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Earlier this morning, a vulnerability was disclosed for Android phones performing a remote code execution over MMS. Dubbed “Stagefright“, the vulnerability exploits SMS/MMS clients by sending a malformed media file to the user which is automatically downloaded by the default client. If you’re using Google Hangouts as your default SMS client, here’s how to protect your device from Stagefright by disabling automatic downloading of media files sent… Read More

Getting Started Placing Outbound Calls with Twilio Elastic SIP Trunking and FreeSWITCH

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A couple of weeks ago we announced the public beta of Elastic SIP Trunking, a new way to connect your SIP gear to the world through Twilio. With Elastic SIP Trunks, you can say sayonara to artificial constraints to scaling and pricing shenanigans. We think this new way of consuming SIP connectivity offers longtime VoIP network administrators and engineers an instantly provisioned, powerfully resilient alternative to… Read More

How to Send Twilio SMS Messages Using Python on Google App Engine

Alex Swan, one of the awesome developers in our community put up a great screencast that shows you how to send text messages using the Twilio SMS API in Python. It guides you through setting up your Google App Engine environment, and walks you through writing all the Python code to send a text message containing a random deep though from Jack Handey. Check it out:… Read More