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#1 TheSentinel

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 04:17 PM

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29 December 2010, 10:28
27C3 presentation claims many mobiles vulnerable to SMS attacks

According to security experts, an 'SMS of death' threatens to disable many current Sony Ericsson, Samsung, Motorola, Micromax and LG mobiles. In a presentation given to the 27th Chaos Communication Congress (27C3) in Berlin on Monday, Collin Mulliner and Nico Golde, security researchers at TU Berlin, claimed that sending malicious text or MMS messages represents a relatively simple means of crashing current mobile phones. Some of the bugs discovered have the potential to cause problems for entire mobile networks

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