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.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

More than a third of employees would sell company data

35 percent of employees would sell information on company patents, financial records and customer credit card details if the price was right. This illustrates the growing importance for organizations to deploy data loss prevention strategies.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Fri, Jul 31st
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //