Wie WinRumors berichtet, kann man eine ganze Reihe von Windows Phone 7 Smartphones mit einer einzigen SMS zum Neustarten bringen, und die Nachrichten-Applikation „Messaging Hub“ funktionsunfähig machen. Einzige Reparaturmöglichkeit: Geräte-Reset. Ouch.


The flaw works simply by sending an to a user. If the SMS contains a particular string of text then .5 devices will reboot and the messaging hub will not open despite repeat attempts. We have tested the attack on a range of Windows Phone devices, including HTC's TITAN and Samsung's Focus Flash. The attack is not device specific and appears to be an issue with the way the Windows Phone messaging hub handles particular characters. The bug is also triggered if a user sends a Facebook chat message or Windows Live Messenger message to a recipient.