Analyzing the crossover virus: the first PC to Windows handheld cross-infector

Thursday, 9 March 2006, 1:37 AM EST

"Airborne" mobile viruses have been increasing in complexity at a surprising pace. For example, there have already been blended Trojan and virus threats that can spread through Smartphones using multiple wireless protocols. This could be problematic, as current mobile devices cannot support sophisticated antivirus software on current platforms. In this article, Cyrus Peikari analyzes the new Crossover Trojan, which is the first malware that simultaneously infects both Windows PCs and Windows Mobile handheld devices.

At InformIT.

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