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Smartphones 'open to SMS attacks'
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Written by Danrok   
Friday, 31 July 2009 08:02

From the BBC:

Mobile handsets including iPhones and those using Windows Mobile or Google's Android operating system are vulnerable to text-based attacks, say experts.

Software code that arrives in a text message can hijack the phones, said Charlie Miller and Collin Mulliner at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas.

The malware could knock phones off the network or access data and programs.

The team say that hackers could develop programs to exploit the weakness in as little as two weeks.

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