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    Cell phone infections?

    The Trojan horse combines several malicious mobile phone programs that work to spread over Symbian-based phones, antivirus-software maker SimWorks said in a release published Tuesday. The program, camouflaged as a version of the game "Metal Gear Solid," will disable antivirus programs, including SimWorks, as well as other programs, the company said. The attack also installs a version of the Cabir virus, which spreads through the Bluetooth short-range wireless protocol, the firm said.


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    Disguised as a video game,
    the MetalGear program disables
    antivirus software on mobile
    phones and attempts to replicate.If the user opens the fake MetalGear program, Cabir will run and try to use Bluetooth to reach other phones through another file, SEXXXY.sis, SimWorks stated.

    To date, Trojan horses and proto-viruses aimed at smart phones have mostly failed to spread. In a few cases, Cabir.a has managed to jump from phone to phone using Bluetooth. However, Cabir's spread--and the spread of all phone viruses--is severely curtailed by the need for users to accept and install the programs.

    One program, Skulls, would change all the icons on a phone to skulls, but also corrupt the phone's programs. In August, the Mosquito program drew little blood.

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    Re: Cell phone infections?

    Originally posted here by GArrigotti
    The Trojan horse combines several malicious mobile phone programs that work to spread over Symbian-based phones, antivirus-software maker SimWorks said in a release published Tuesday. The program, camouflaged as a version of the game "Metal Gear Solid," will disable antivirus programs, including SimWorks, as well as other programs, the company said. The attack also installs a version of the Cabir virus, which spreads through the Bluetooth short-range wireless protocol, the firm said.


    Photo: SimWorks
    Disguised as a video game,
    the MetalGear program disables
    antivirus software on mobile
    phones and attempts to replicate.If the user opens the fake MetalGear program, Cabir will run and try to use Bluetooth to reach other phones through another file, SEXXXY.sis, SimWorks stated.

    To date, Trojan horses and proto-viruses aimed at smart phones have mostly failed to spread. In a few cases, Cabir.a has managed to jump from phone to phone using Bluetooth. However, Cabir's spread--and the spread of all phone viruses--is severely curtailed by the need for users to accept and install the programs.

    One program, Skulls, would change all the icons on a phone to skulls, but also corrupt the phone's programs. In August, the Mosquito program drew little blood.

    ...and here is the link.

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    is this the same thing that hit russian cell phones a few months ago?

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    Yes, but this is a more advanced version.

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    well i think it is time that we start a AV for cell phones too

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