In case you’ve recently bought a new Windows Phone 7.5 mobile, this might come as a minor shock for you.
So brace yourself as it has been found that a single SMS can totally knock out your smartphone’s messaging center. And nothing except a hard reset can be the present corrective action for such a situation. Attackers can now disable the message center of Windows Phone devices with just a single SMS. Once such a message is sent to your phone, the handset reboots and it simply becomes impossible to open the message center. Tests with different Windows Phones show that this problem is not linked to specific devices but affects other parts of the OS. The threat is aggravated further by the fact that the reboot bug occurs even when a user sends a Facebook chat message or Windows Live message to the phone.
The modus operandi of this bug to lock the Windows Phone is quite simple. When someone who has been pinned as a live tile, posts a particular malicious Facebook message, the phone gets automatically locked. To fix this issue, you need to quickly go to the home screen after you reboot the phone and remove the malevolent tile before it flips over and locks the phone.
At this point it is pertinent to mention that all major mobile operating systems have had such issues in the past and more than being a security issue, it is related to the way any Windows Phone handles SMS. And till Microsoft finds a fix, just hope that nobody sends you any sinister messages.
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