2/28/2006

Virus Passes From PCs to Mobile Devices

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 12:07 pm

A security association is reporting what it says is the first virus that can pass from a PC to a mobile device and then erase files.

The proof-of concept virus is not yet threatening users. It was sent to the Mobile Antivirus Researchers Association (MARA), which posted its findings on its Web site Monday.

MARA said the virus came with a text file that read, in part: “This is proof-of-concept code for educational purposes only. This virus closes the gap between handhelds and desktops, now it’s one big world open to all.”

The virus can be a nuisance in a couple of ways. On a PC, it will copy itself into the registry repeatedly as the machine is rebooted, according to the text file sent with the virus. As the virus replicates it can eventually hamper the machine’s performance, it said.

Source: PC World

 

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