More on Cabir mobile phone worm

By Derek Sooman on February 22, 2005, 2:31 AM
Some more details on Cabir, the mobile phone virus that is appearing in the wild. Apparently, the virus was firstly spotted in a cell-phone in a Santa Monica, and has proved to be very effective at infecting nearby smart phones: a combination of handheld computers and cell phones were effected. The virus can indeed spread by Blue tooth wireless data transfer.

Apparently the work of the group 29A Labs, the goal of the virus's makers seems to be to create new, unique and interesting viruses. They have certainly done that. Although this development is not completely catastrophic, it does demonstrate clearly that smart phones and other similar devices will be targeted by viruses from now on.




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phantasm66 said:
There is some information on removal here :[url]http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/cabir.shtml[/url]
freakadget said:
It affects only Symbian OS smartphones, and it can be prevented by hiding your bluetooth connection and NOT accepting any incoming files while in public.DON'T TOOTH TO STRANGERS:) And tell everyone you know to do the same, They may not have a smartphone now, but they will in the future. Get all the history on Cabir as well as removal and recovery instructions on the mobile security blog that has blogged it all: [url]http://securemyphone.blogspot.com[/url]
Phantasm66 said:
Some really good advice there.
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