Linked by David Adams on Wed 14th Dec 2011 15:41 UTC, submitted by bowkota
Privacy, Security, Encryption A malicious message sent to Windows Phone's message hub can disable the handset in a manner reminiscent of the "nuking" attack from the Windows 95 days. At the point the bad message is received, the phone reboots, and worst of all, it appears that the message hub application is permanently disabled. Back when people used to only use their phones to call and text, you'd perhaps think that having your phone reboot on you would be no big deal. But these days I find myself often as not composing some important missive.
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Telcos
by sbenitezb on Thu 15th Dec 2011 00:19 UTC
sbenitezb
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2005-07-22

I'm sure the mobile carriers will filter the offending part before it reaches any phone.

Edited 2011-12-15 00:20 UTC

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RE: Telcos
by glarepate on Thu 15th Dec 2011 14:23 in reply to "Telcos"
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2006-01-04

I'm sure the mobile carriers will filter the offending part before it reaches any phone.


That should make them eager to sell more wPhones: The smallest segment of the smartphone OS market requires them to filter all SMS messges. And will come with Skype soon. Carriers love Skype!

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