Windows Phone 7 bug unveiled

Bug allows hackers to send Denial of Service attacks via SMS

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Windows Phone 7 bug unveiled Windows Phone 7 has a bug that allows hackers to send Denial of Service attacks through the phone via SMS.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  December 13, 2011

A Windows Phone 7 OS bug, which cyber-criminals can use to send a Denial of Service attack via SMS, disabling messaging on the device has been discovered, according to PocketLint.

When the phone receives the attack, it reboots and permanently disables the messaging hub, the only way to fix this, according to PocketLint is to do a hard reset and wipe of the device. The flaw is apparently targeted at Windows Phone 7.5 devices.

During testing, it was discovered that the bug does not appear to be targeting specific devices, it was also discovered that the bug was triggered if Facebook Windows Live Messenger is used to send a chat message.

Windows is currently working to fix the problem.

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