SMS Bomber–the dark side of Windows Phone 7 jailbreaking

screenshot1-180x300CodeJoker  has just released an application with nothing but nefarious use to the jailbreaking community.

The app, SMS Bomber, can send up to 140 text messages at one time to an unfortunate recipient, at the same time running up fees (unless you have an unlimited SMS plan) for the sender.

Beau Allison, who created  Torrent Remote, currently in Marketplace, and who paints his organization as a team who "like to “push the boundaries of standards and policies”, found their app rejected from Marketplace for that very reason, with Microsoft “citing concerns that a consumer could easily rake up an unanticipated bill etc.”.

The app works by adding 140 outgoing SMS messages to the Windows Phone 7 queue, something which cant be very healthy for stability either.

While we are all for being in full control of your phone yourself, this app illustrates that this is at best a double-edged sword.

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