Mabir.A spreads through Bluetooth and MMS

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 05 2005 @ 03:38 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Security firms warn for a new variant of a smarthphone virus that spreads through both Bluetooth and MMS. Mabir.A is a variant of Cabir, aimed at Symbian-based smartphones.
As before, Mabir.A can search for an open Bluetooth connection, then sends a copy of the worm to that phone. The new variant also can wait for SMS or MMS message to arrive. It then sends a copy of it self to the sender posing as an MMS reply message, according to F-Secure.
More information at Internet Week


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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