Thursday, January 29, 2009

Nokia Provides Free Tool For S60 SMS Bug

We’ve been following up on the SMS Bug –the Curse of Silence that recently invaded Series 60 handsets. Just to recap, the bug, if sent by an attacker, will render messaging from the Nokia device useless.
Initially, one of the quickest ways to eradicate the nasty little virus was with a hard reset of the device which also meant saying goodbye to a lot of personal data. Nokia has however provided a new tool for this scenario that will require users to simply download and install it in their devices. This tool, according to the reports, will take care of the bug if or when your handset is attacked.
This free service tool can be downloaded from here.