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Nokia releases SMS cleaner

Nokia has released a program that will clear a s60 phone that has been infected with the specially crafted SMS message.

Once installed the system will ask permission to run the program, it will then do its stuff and de-install. The phone will then reboot in a clean state.

Maybe SonyEricsson will release a version soon too.

By Steve Kennedy

I have over 20 years' experience in the Telecoms/Internet/Mobile industries. I was involved with internet in the UK before it had a commercial presence, internet streaming from its beginning (he was the first UK Real Networks customer), and set-up the first Internet Dance Radio Station (Gaialive.com). I was also involved with the first netcast of BigBrother (UK).

I am an acknowledged "independent Industry expert" and uses those abilities in consulting and working with a number of investment partners on various projects. I also am a freelance journalist writing on technology subjects.

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2 replies on “Nokia releases SMS cleaner”

Maybe Nokia et al should actually fix the flaw rather than just offering up removal tools? I for one can only hope that non-US product codes of the E71 get the updates being proposed for the AT&T model which wouldn't suffer this daft security hole.

Maybe Nokia et al should actually fix the flaw rather than just offering up removal tools? I for one can only hope that non-US product codes of the E71 get the updates being proposed for the AT&T model which wouldn't suffer this daft security hole.

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