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Text attacks could force smartphone reboot

Text attacks could force smartphone reboot

Google Nexus owners might be vulnerable to an insidious sort of SMS attack.  According to reports, attackers are able to force this particular sort of smartphone offline by sending a high number of a particular sort of message. It seemingly affects all Android 4.x firmware versions on the Google Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 devices. The issue arises if the perpetrator sends several dozen Flash SMS or instantly appearing messages. If they aren't dismissed, the device could be open to an attack. Because there isn't an audio tone to ...

 

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