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: