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Mobile phone virus found in USA

Discussion in 'Mobile Marketing' started by ovi, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. ovi

    ovi Guest

    First danger mobile phone virus "Cabir" has spread to the United States from its birthplace in the Philippines eight months ago.
    The “Cabir†virus has spread slowly into 10 countries and marks the beginning of the mobile phone virus era, which could one day disrupt the lives of many of the world's 1.5 billion mobile phone users. This is the new era in virus development and the new battle against viruses in mobile phones area.
    The biggest impact of the virus, found in about 10 variations, is draining mobile phone batteries.
    Cabir was found on Monday in a technology store in Santa Monica, California.
    The danger is small at the moment, in part because of the range of handheld technologies. This is unlike the personal computer world dominated by the Windows operating system made by Microsoft.
    That is why many handheld device makers have recently released new mobile phones equipped with anti-virus software.
    The various features in smart phones make them more vulnerable to viruses than voice-only phones cause of operating system on the “boardâ€Â.
    Unlike computer viruses that spread quickly around via the Internet, “Cabir†virus spreads slowly because it travels on short distances through Bluetooth.
    We recommend to disable Bluetooth function while traveling with your smart phone, to avoid “Cabir†virus installation.

    Source: winantivirus.com/news/60b9341/
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