A German research group created their own GSM network to conduct tests and found that it was relatively easy to corrupt basic mobile phones with a malicious text message. They tested popular models including Motorola, Samsung and Nokia and were able to force the phones to shut down, put them in reboot cycles and remove them from the network completely. The problem is not a simple one to fix and will require manufacturers to make changes in the way these phones are made.
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