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Monday, January 10, 2011

Text Message of 'Death' Threatens Phone Security

Security researchers have shown that carefully crafted text messages sent to cell phones via short message service (SMS) can cause them to shut down without the knowledge of the owner. Popular models by Nokia, LG, Samsung, Motorola and Samsung Ericsson are said to be affected by what the researchers call ‘SMS-o-Death'.

Text Message of 'Death' Threatens Phone Security
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