CommWarrior mobile virus could go global

Thursday, 10 March 2005, 12:05 PM EST

Up to now, the only mobile phone viruses detected "in the wild," as virus expects say, has been the Cabir worm. That virus is spread via the Bluetooth communication channel. Now, however, a virus has been discovered that infects phones via text messaging, which has security experts concerned.

CommWarrior.A, according to security firm F-Secure, replicates by sending itself to contacts stored in the electronic phonebooks on infected devices. It also can replicate via Bluetooth, but the Mobile Messaging Service (MMS) channel of transmission is creating more waves.

By Kimberly Hill at NewsFactor.

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