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Offline Clive

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Mobile Trojan kills smart phones
« on: April 06, 2005, 22:55 »
The Register
By John Leyden
Published Wednesday 6th April 2005 16:42 GMT

Virus writers have created a mobile Trojan capable of rendering an infected Symbian Series 60 unusable. Fontal-A is a SIS file Trojan that installs a corrupted font file on the device, causing it to fail when the mobile phone is next rebooted.

Fontal-A is a Trojan, incapable of spreading by itself or via Bluetooth. The small risk of infection applies only to people in the habit of installing warez mobile games files or the like onto their mobile phone.

As well as installing a corrupted font file, Fontal-A also damages the application manager so that it cannot be uninstalled. No new applications can be installed until the phone is disinfected. If the user has attempted to reboot the phone the only way to disinfect it is to reformat a mobile device, according to preliminary advice by anti-virus firm F-Secure. It warns that reformatting the phone will cause all data on the mobile to be lost.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/04/06/mobile_killer_trojan/

Offline cerebus

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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2005, 19:50 »
does tht mean tht trojan an stuff is going mobile? how can u get a virus on a mobile phone i'm baffled?
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2005, 19:58 »
The latest info I have on that is that it's been hyped up quite a bit.  Take a look at:  

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/05/05/mobile_virus_hype_debunked/

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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2005, 16:04 »
so basicly its not as bad as its made out to be? but why do ppl make them in the first place? i mean wots the point? there are some ppl who have really sad lives, i feel sorry for them.
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