Nice to know us Symbia people are being targeted. Now phuck offf and play with windows.
Bad sorts have created a malware targeted at Symbian mobile phones that comes signed with an apparently valid Symbian Certificate. Because it is signed the application can potentially gain privileged access, net security firm F-secure warns. The malware is also unusual because it is targeted at S60 3rd Edition phones, instead …
So, once again, let's get this straight. First of all, somebody is stupid enough to install it. Then, each time it tries to phone home or propagate, they press "yes" again? They continue to keep pressing "yes" every few minutes as the worm tries to propagate? Frankly, anybody that stupid is too dumb to own a smartphone anyway.
Apparently, *because* it is signed, once it's installed and running, it can access the protected parts of the system. These include the SMS subsystem and the address book. From what I've read, it's able to pull these off without further human intervention. That's why it's classified in some places as a worm rather than a trojan.
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