The Curse of Silence

This year there were a number of talks about mobile phone (in)security and about the GSM network in general, an interesting trend to follow the next months/years. And at the very end a vulnerability affecting many Symbian-based phones, trivial to exploit manually, had been released: SMSCurse (I’ve got no working link at the time of this writing). It basically crashes the SMS messaging on a phone and may require factory reset to restore it, depending on the phone.

I took this as an opportunity to create a current backup of my phone – how old is your latest backup? 🙂

Have a Happy and Safe New Year!

S60 Curse of Silence Demo:

Comments

  1. […]Of course, this is a serious bug for Symbian to follow up, but it is just that – a bug. An almost impossibly-hard-to-hit-in-the-real-world one. And a serious one, in that you might need you to hard reset and resync your data back in order to restore full operation. But it's not something to be worried about[…]

  2. […]Of course, this is a serious bug for Symbian to follow up, but it is just that – a bug. An almost impossibly-hard-to-hit-in-the-real-world one. And a serious one, in that you might need you to hard reset and resync your data back in order to restore full operation. But it's not something to be worried about[…]