All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

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Old 20-02-2009, 10:53 AM
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Exclamation New Symbian-based mobile worm circulating in the wild

The following is from ZDNET (http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=2617)

F-Secure and Fortinet are investigating a newly discovered mobile malware identified as SymbOS/Yxes.A!worm or “Sexy View”. The malware is affecting S60 3rd Edition series devices, and has a valid certificate signed by Symbian tricking the mobile device user into thinking it’s a legitimate application. In terms of propagation, “Sexy View” propagates by collecting all the phone numbers from the infected device, and then SMS-es itself to all of them including a link to a web site hosting a copy of it.
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Old 20-02-2009, 11:08 AM
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F-Secure and Fortinet are investigating a newly discovered mobile malware identified as SymbOS/Yxes.A!worm or “Sexy View”.
Given that F-secure just yesterday announced a version compatible with the 5th edition S60, I cannot help but view this with a little suspicion.

It might well exist, but if it actually starts circulating I have no idea.

Needless to say, I shall not be installing any software from links friends send me in an SMS.

It does beg the question, how on earth would it get a cert?

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Old 20-02-2009, 12:29 PM
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Yeah, that's what I am also wondering? Looks like someone is trying to push the mobile antivirus software into the mainstream....
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Old 21-02-2009, 09:08 AM
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It does beg the question, how on earth would it get a cert?
Well if anyone gets hold of this installer package, I am sure it's possible to extract the cert and find out who signed the app and report them to Symbian - presumably a commercial virus scanner vendor would not be so stupid to use one of their own certs?

I think we need to play X-Files theme tune whilst viewing this (consiparacy) thread.
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