There is an attack on Windows Phones right now that disables the messaging hub and only a hard reset will fix it. Apparently there is a word or code that someone will text to you and the phone will reboot. Than the messaging hub will not open no matter how many times your try. That is of course until you do a hard reset.
Good news/bad news….Ehhh let’s go with the bad news first shall we? The bug is also activated if a user sends a Facebook chat message or Windows Live Messenger message to a recipient. Even if you have a “friend’s” live tile pinned to your start screen and they post it on Facebook it will still trigger the attack.
Ready for some good news? According to WinRumors:
At initial boot up you have a small amount of time to get past the lock screen and into the home screen to remove the pinned live tile before it flips over and locks the device.
That and they are working with Microsoft RIGHT NOW to fix this security issue so hopefully by the time most of you get your hands on a Windows Phone it will not be an issue anymore.
Below I posted a video of what it looks like when the attack happens. I was shocked by just how quickly this attack goes into action. Note how fast the phone shuts off after the vibration of the text showing up on the phone.
I think this means Windows Phone is starting to gain traction in the smartphone market. Hackers and Virus writers would not go after a product that no one is using now would they?
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