Cabir virus hit two Nokia 6600 in Californian shop

Posted on Sunday, Feb 20 2005 @ 13:17 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Two Nokia 6600s were hit by the Cabir virus in a Californian cell phone shop. Cabir is one of the first viruses that infects smartphones - it spreads through bluetooth.
Just how the phones were infected isn't known, but it would have been very easy, given that both were on public display in the Santa Monica, Calif., shop's window. Anyone walking past the store could have dosed the handsets via their built-in Bluetooth antennas. In announcing the infection, antivirus company F-Secure did not specify exactly when the infections were discovered.
More info at ZDNet


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