In Brief: Mobile viruses doubled since Nov. 05

Apr 28, 2006

The number of mobile viruses worldwide has doubled since last November, according to an IT consulting group.

Helsinki, Finland-based F-Secure said there are about 200 mobile viruses in cyberspace, compared to about 100 found in November 2005.

"Many of the virus samples received by the Lab are variants of already detected viruses. Also the latest virus analyzed by the Lab, StealWar.E, is a variant. Stealwar.E is a SIS file trojan that drops Commwarrior.A, Pbstealer.F and Cabir.A viruses into the device," F-Secure said.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: Apple software update protects Macs from 'Bash' bug

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

What's PayPal's first solo move?

8 hours ago

PayPal's impending split from long-time partner eBay Inc. will ratchet up its appeal to online retail competitors such as Amazon.com and give it the freedom to aggressively take on new mobile pay challeng ...

US-India to collaborate on Mars exploration

8 hours ago

The United States and India, fresh from sending their own respective spacecraft into Mars' orbit earlier this month, on Tuesday agreed to cooperate on future exploration of the Red Planet.

Recommended for you

Microsoft to offer early look at next Windows

Sep 29, 2014

Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system.

User comments : 0