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Cell Phone Virus
« on: March 09, 2005, 10:51:55 AM »
A new cell phone virus has emerged, but unlike Cabir, which spreads through high-end Bluetooth connections, this one is less exclusive. The CommWarrior virus can be transmitted through short-text messages containing photos, sound or video clips. Given the widening popularity of these multimedia messaging services, especially among teens, that means this virus could get us all.

The mobile phone industry, says it has learned lessons from the PC business and is prepared for such attacks. Both Symantec and F-Secure, a Finnish software security firm, make antivirus software for cell phones. But the new technology is up against human nature, which compels us to click on attachments even when we know we shouldn't.

Has you cell phone been affected by a virus and what step have you taken to protect your phone?
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Re: Cell Phone Virus
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2005, 11:09:06 AM »
At least so far, the cell phone viruses are all directed at phones with the Symbian OS.  If you have a Symbian phone, http://sarc.com/avcenter/venc/data/symbos.commwarrior.a.html has info on this latest virus.
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Re: Cell Phone Virus
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2005, 02:23:47 PM »
At least so far, the cell phone viruses are all directed at phones with the Symbian OS.

Ned,

How does one tell which OS the phone is using?

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Re: Cell Phone Virus
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2005, 02:45:18 PM »
What are the symtoms of a cellphone virus?
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Re: Cell Phone Virus
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2005, 03:26:00 PM »
Go to the www.symbian.com web site.  They have a list of all the phones they support.
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Re: Cell Phone Virus
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2005, 01:06:19 PM »
Go to the www.symbian.com web site.  They have a list of all the phones they support.

Ned,

It looks like all the new phones I like with the gee whiz stuff use the Symbian OS.  Darn.  >:(

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Re: Cell Phone Virus
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2005, 03:30:42 PM »
It looks like all the new phones I like with the gee whiz stuff use the Symbian OS. Darn. >:(

Would you rather the phones ran Windows?
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Re: Cell Phone Virus
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2005, 04:04:49 PM »
Would you rather the phones ran Windows?

That's a scary thought, Ned.  :)

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Re: Cell Phone Virus
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2005, 04:17:31 PM »
SSHHHH, we wouldn't want to give Bill any ideas.  I can just see it now, John why didn't yopu call home like you were told?  Sorry dad i had the BLUE screen on my cell phone. ;D
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