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Curse of Silence Update 2

Posted by Jaime Raphael Licauco, CISSP, GSEC on January 29, 2009

If you have a Nokia S60 3rd Edition phone, which doesn’t seem to be accepting messages, or just accepts some but not all messages, your phone may have been attacked by what’s been called as the “Curse of Silence“. Nokia Europe has just released their SMS Cleaner which can clean Nokia S60 3rd Edition (Initial or Feature Pack 1) based devices. Nokia doesn’t say if it will erase anything from the affected phone aside from the “Curse of Silence” messages.

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

S60 3rd Edition, initial release (S60 3.0):

Nokia E70
Nokia E65
Nokia E62
Nokia E61i
Nokia E61
Nokia E60
Nokia E50
Nokia N93i
Nokia N93
Nokia N92
Nokia N91 8GB
Nokia N91
Nokia N80
Nokia N77
Nokia N73
Nokia N71
Nokia 5500
Nokia 3250

No word yet on software that can undo the problem for devices with S60 2nd edition with Feature Pack 2 and 3.

You can also check out this site to find out if your handset is running S60 and what Feature Pack it has.



A few days after this post, Nokia released SMS Cleaner for Feature Pack 2 and 3.

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