In brief: Mobile viruses on the rise

April 11, 2006

The number of viruses attacking mobile phones and other devices is on the increase, a consultancy group warned.

F-Secure said that in March, the company detected 13 different mobile viruses, but pointed out that most viruses are variants of already detected viruses.

Some of the most recent viruses that were found include Flexispy.A, a commercial spying application written for the Symbian OS which records voice call information and contents, which it then sends to a remote server. Another is the Commonwarrior and its variants, which are worms that can spread through Bluetooth and instant messages.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

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