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‘SMS of Death’ Could Crash Many Mobile Phones

January 7th, 2011 01:25 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

space_in_your_face writes “Research presented at a conference in Germany last week shows that phones don’t even have to be smart to be vulnerable to hackers. Using only Short Message Service (SMS) communications, a pair of security researchers were able to force low-end phones to shut down abruptly and knock them off a cellular network. The trick works for handsets made by Nokia, LG, Samsung, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, and Micromax, a popular Indian cell-phone manufacturer.”

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