Windows Phone 7.5 poses a security threat via SMS

Microsoft have officially acknowledged  ,that they are aware of the possible SMS attack ,that can lock the Windows Phone 7.5-Mango due to the flaw in the operating system.

Windows Phone sms bug revealed

As a Windows Phone user ,you don’t need to panic as it is not a very serious security threat ,the attackers can send you a sms and lock the phone ,that’s all . Microsoft is working faster to bring the firmware update to rectify the matter . The new Firmware update/patch for the windows phone should be available within couple of days and most probably available over the air this time.

The video here demonstrates how an attack can take place .

 

Winrumors ,a blog reporting more on Windows Platform revealed this bug on their blog post on Monday and Microsoft have spoken about it on Tuesday .

"We are aware of the issue and our engineering teams are examining it now. Once we have more details, we will take appropriate action to help ensure customers are protected."- Greg Sullivan, Senior product manager for the Windows Phone

 

 

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