Research Group Discovers ‘SMS of Death’ Bug

So, Many, Devices!
Cell Phones
Cell Phones

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.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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