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Donald Trump used to say, any publicity is good publicity. Hope Paris Hilton agrees, who seems to be having a terrible week. Her Sidekick Hacked, her voice mail hacked and now there is a mobile virus going around that promises naked videos of Hilton, except it […]

Donald Trump used to say, any publicity is good publicity. Hope Paris Hilton agrees, who seems to be having a terrible week. Her Sidekick Hacked, her voice mail hacked and now there is a mobile virus going around that promises naked videos of Hilton, except it leaves your phone naked. This virus is called Sober.K and now accounts for 10% of all the new viruses detected over past 24 hours, reports the Inquirer. When all the noise and fury dies down, The Feature’s Carlo Longino thinks this could give carriers an excuse to lock down their networks even further. Crippling bluetooth on mobiles might be okay now?

  1. Paris Hilton Hacked, Photos and Voice Mail Revealed Online

    Om Malik — ever a source of juicy gossip and inside scoopage — has reported that Paris Hilton’s voice mail and T-Mobile Sidekick data has been cracked and publicly released on the Web…

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    AUTHOR: Russell

    Hi Om

    While Paris is having a dreadful week, I don’t think the Sober K virus is the sort that affects mobiles.

    Transmission of a mobile virus is very difficult actually, or as I wrote in the article Carlo was kind enough to quote in The Feature:

    “The real story is that to catch a mobile virus you’d have to be as unlucky as to get struck by lightening on a clear day while standing in a rubber suit at the bottom of a swimming pool.

    Here’s what you have to do to install one of these Bluetooth spread viruses:

    1. Have a Symbian phone in the first place.
    2. Activate Bluetooth, so your phone is discoverable.
    3. When an unsolicited message appears, open it.
    4. When your phone then asks you if you want to install a program that you haven’t just deliberately downloaded, press YES – three times. (Asking you three times is built in to Bluetooth standards precisely to avoid non-morons accidentally installing stuff).
    5. Apply for life membership of your local Stupid Society.”
    http://www.mobile-weblog.com/archives/the_bluetooth_viruses_are_coming_ahhhh.html

    Cheers

    Russell
    http://www.mobile-weblog.com

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  2. Paris Hilton Worm Spreads

    A modified version of the Sober worm, promising explicit pictures of the hotel heiress, is on the loose. We warn you not to open any links or emails claiming to have these pictures.

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