picture 3 thumb Nokia Phones can be ‘disabled’ using coded text

Nokia phones: N95, E71, N76 and a few more can be ‘partially disabled’ using a maliciously coded text. The phones can be played with as there’s a slight glitch in Symbian’s S60 messaging client, as a message of over 32 chars (and a small identifier combination), sent as an e-mail, can have it blocked from receiving any text messages until the phone undergoes a reset. The list of phones that can be effected by this recent discovery are listed below:

S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 1 (S60 3.1):
Nokia E90 Communicator, E71, E66, E51, N95 8GB, N95, N82, N81 8GB, N81, N76, 6290, 6124 classic, 6121 classic, 6120 classic, 6110 Navigator, 5700 XpressMusic.

S60 3rd Edition, initial release (S60 3.0):
Nokia E70, E65, E62, E61i, E61, E60, E50, N93i, N93, N92, N91 8GB, N91, N80, N77, N73, N71, 5500, 3250.

S60 2nd Edition, Feature Pack 3 (S60 2.8):
Nokia N90, N72, N70.

S60 2nd Edition, Feature Pack 2 (S60 2.6):
Nokia 6682, 6681, 6680, 6630.