Monday, April 04, 2005

Text me and I'll reply with a virus

Text messaging is becoming a dangerous habit: you can get a virus instead of a normal reply. A new mobile virus - Mabir.A, can do just this, as it is the first piece malware able to replicate itself agressively through MMS. The MMS spreading function of Mabir.A uses a new technique: instead of just reading all phone numbers from the infected phone's address book (as with an earlier mobile virus called CommWarrior.A), Mabir.A replies an infected MMS message to any SMS or MMS received by the infected phone.


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