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2009-01-11

More details on the Nokia Series 60 SMS vulnerability

I reported earlier on the ability on anyone who dislikes you to shut down your Series 60 Nokia phone. If they have your cellular number and adequate dislike, they can turn your cellphone into an expensive, silent brick.

The Register, with their customary evenhanded (i.e., snarky to everyone) has revealed more details including how to resent your phone after an attack.

Since that requires erasing everything in your phone memory, backing up daily is recommended. You can back up to a memory card in your phone, or to a PC, but please, BACK UP YOUR DATA.