A BSOD for your Smart Phone

Subject: General Tech | February 1, 2007 - 12:34 PM |
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CNET reports on a flaw that can cause smart phones running Windows Mobile 2003 and Windows Mobile 5.0 to crash.  The good news is that this vulnerability was discover by researchers at Trend Micro, it was not discovered in the wild.

"A security firm has found a pair of security bugs in Microsoft's Windows Mobile which, if exploited, could crash phones and

other devices running the software.

The vulnerabilities lie in Windows Mobile Internet Explorer and Windows Mobile Pictures and Video, Trend Micro, a Tokyo-based

security vendor, said in a pair of security alerts. Viewing a rigged Web page or malicious JPEG image file on a Windows Mobile

device will cause it to fail, according to Trend Micro."

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