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    Cell Phone Trojan (Mosquito Dialer Trojan)

    Hey Hey,

    I occasionally get emails from InformIT.com.... they usually aren't anything special, but I always give them a quick once over. This time however, one of the links caught my attention.

    http://www.informit.com/articles/art...27994&seqNum=1
    The summer of 2003 brought a new wave of a deadly, mosquito-borne viruses. This summer, a new Mosquito-borne infection arrived. But it didn't attack humans. Rather, it infected cellular phones.

    The Symbian operating system powers many cellular phones, and also supports a wide range of third-party applications—including games. Unfortunately, one popular game turned out to have a "cracked" version that was secretly infected with a Trojan horse. The Mosquito dialer Trojan infects the popular game Mosquito with code that secretly messages pay-per-call numbers.
    This is getting kind of scary, I quite often download games to my cell phone for the ride home from work. I have a 45 minute bus ride, and cell phone solitaire and cured my boredom many times.

    The article is a very interesting read, and looks over identifying the abusive code and prevention and protection against it. Anyways... thought you all might enjoy it.

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    umm..lol. shows what happens when you start to use web based programming languages in cell phones. Thats why I still have a phone with a green display..

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    http://www.antionline.com/showthread...hreadid=259921
    check out the link give ,got some news and some comments in the same topic

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    umm..lol. shows what happens when you start to use web based programming languages in cell phones. Thats why I still have a phone with a green display..
    Thats not any safer. SMS bombing is quite effective againts older phones.

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