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Mobile Phone viruses
« on: June 16, 2004, 06:53:47 AM »
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1. Viruses move to mobile phones

Kaspersky Labs detects Cabir, the first network worm for mobile phones

Kaspersky Labs, a leading information security software developer, has
detected Cabir, the first network worm which propagates via mobile
networks. It infects telephones running Symbian OS. So far, Cabir does
not seem to have caused any security incidents.

It seems that the worm was created by a virus writer going under the
name of Vallez. This pseudonym is used by 29a, an international group of
virus writers. The group specialises in creating proof-of-concept
viruses. Among the group's creations are Cap
(http://www.viruslist.com/eng/viruslist.html?id=3355), the first macro
virus to cause a global epidemic; Stream
(http://www.viruslist.com/eng/viruslist.html?id=4078), the first virus
for additional NTFS streams; Donut
(http://www.viruslist.com/eng/viruslist.html?id=47191), the first virus
for .NET and Rugrat
(http://www.viruslist.com/eng/viruslist.html?id=1580242), the first
Win64 virus.

Preliminary analysis of the malicious code shows that that Cabir is
transmitted as an SIS file (a Symbian distribution file), but the file
is disguised as Caribe Security Manager utility, part of the telephone
security software. If the infected file is launched, the telephone
screen will display the inscription "Caribe". The worm penetrates the
system and will then be activated each time the phone is started. Cabir
scans for all accessible phones using Bluetooth technology, and sends a
copy of itself to the first one found.

Analysis of the worm's code has not so far detected any malicious
payload.

The worm is coded to run under Symbian OS, used in many Nokia
telephones. However, it is possible that Cabir will function on handsets
produced by other manufacturers.

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Re:Mobile Phone viruses
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2004, 12:12:16 PM »
Just when you thought it was safe to enter the water along comes another form of attack.

I guess those with old prehistoric phones will be ok  ???

Those with PDA enabled phones should install avast! 4 PDA!
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Re:Mobile Phone viruses
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2004, 08:02:24 PM »
btw, symbian OS phones: http://www.symbian.com/phones/
cabir virus works on EPOC platform

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Re:Mobile Phone viruses
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2004, 08:17:29 PM »
Ericsson R600 ownz yea! :P
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Re:Mobile Phone viruses
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2004, 10:56:31 PM »
It's a good thing the cell phone is my wife's.
Otherwise, I'd have to ask Avast to come out with a virus scanner for my cell phone. ;D
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