Well, that’s how the joke used to go about Vista voice command… Apparently somebody thought it would be fun to actually implement something similar in their mobile o/s. On purpose or not. Heh.
The bug can hardly be called a security problem, given it requires access to the handset, but the fact that until the fix was issued today any G1 user typing a text message containing the word "reboot" would see their phone resetting is truly stunning… Google fixes world’s most stupid bug • The Register
It’s hard to imagine why one would use the same editor/parser for text messages that is used for phone commands, or have a text sink that hooks in at the system level and parses commands out of all input, but… it’s funny either way. I love the Law of Unintended Consequences™.
As often as I have to reboot my own mobile phone, a voice command for doing this would save me from having to pop the battery off so often. <envy />