Nasty mobile phone virus appears


Information has been appearing about the CommWarrior.A virus that spreads on Symbian mobile phones via MMS messages.  The virus is particularly nasty because it spreads through photos and sounds and can attack any Symbian phone anywhere in the world.

The Commwarrior.A virus tries to replicate itself by sending multimedia messages to people on the phone’s contacts list, and also tries to do the same via Bluetooth wireless connections with other devices, eventually draining the battery.

It now appears that Symbian phone users should follow that same precautions that have become second nature to email users and not open any message unless they are sure it is safe.

(via Reuters)


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