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Nokia Phones Vulnerable to DoS Attack

A vulnerability in the software used by Nokia’s 6210 model mobile phone could make those phones vulnerable to a denial of service (DoS) attack, similar to the types of attacks that are commonly launched against computer networks. The vulnerability exists in code that handles the processing of vCards, virtual business cards that can be transmitted from one mobile phone user to another using the popular Short Message Service (SMS), according to the advisory posted by security company @stake. Nokia said the affected 6210 phones run software version 05.27 or higher are affected. VCards are commonly used to transmit contact information from one user to the next. Depending on the phone models used, they can be transmitted using either infrared or SMS, though the vulnerability discovered by @stake did not affect infrared transmission. Full Story

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