Viruses for Symbian OS - the truth

Monday, 24 January 2005, 7:19 PM EST

Fact: no-one can pass a virus to your Symbian smartphone over Bluetooth without your knowledge. See a plea for sanity, below.

Fact: it's impossible for any piece of malicious software to make your smartphone unusable. Even if you allow a piece of 'malware' (i.e. a malicious program) onto your unit, it can't touch the OS and applications in ROM, which means you can always do a hard reset (typing in ‘*#7370#’ works with most Series 60 smartphones, procedures for UIQ and Series 80 units are in the manual) to get back to a working system.

By Steve Litchfield at 3-Lib.

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