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.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Harnessing artificial intelligence to build an army of virtual analysts

PatternEx, a startup that gathered a team of AI researcher from MIT CSAIL as well as security and distributed systems experts, is poised to shake up things in the user and entity behavior analytics market.


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

Thu, Feb 4th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2016 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //