Forget 1984, the real world is way more frightening!

In July 2015, it was revealed that a single software bug in the Android operating system made nearly one billion devices subject to hacking merely by sending them an infected SMS message.

The security vulnerability, Stagefright, provides attackers access to all personal information on the phone, tracking of its user and remote control of the device’s microphone and video camera, as well as any photos or financial transactions processed by the device.

Courtesy of an article on Wired.