The ‘Curse of Silence’. You read it right… No, not the ‘Cone of Silence‘… The ‘Curse of Silence’!
My pal John over at MobileSyrup shot this over to me in my email this morning, and I was quite intrigued. What a great way to ring in the New Year I thought… With news of such a fantastic bug 🙂 The ‘Curse of Silence’ effects Nokia S60 devices, so if you own one, take heed. Spare a few minutes and check out the video above for more information on it.
The coles notes version? A hacker sends a unique SMS message to you that has a unique 32 character ’email address’ with a space at the end of it. When the message is received, your S60 rejects all incoming messages whether they’re text or email. The only way to fix it is a hard reset of your device. To all Nokia S60 users (and heck, anyone else out there for that matter) please make sure you backup your device often. You never know when you’re going to need to restore your device 🙁
Note: This has been documented to work against version 2.2, 2.3, 3.0 & 3.1 Nokia S60 devices.