EPOC_CABIR.A

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  1. Randy_Bell

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    A new proof-of-concept worm, EPOC_CABIR.A is capable of spreading through Bluetooth-enabled devices, and can affect certain mobile phone models from Nokia, Siemens, and Panasonic.

    EPOC_CABIR.A arrives as a series of messages, the first notifying the user there is a message to be received via Bluetooth, then states: "Application is untrusted and may have problems. Install only if you trust provider." The user is then asked to confirm installation.

    Once installed, the worm creates files in the default drive of the device, and creates files in the following directory:
    SYMBIANSECUREDATA\CARIBESECURITYMANAGER

    This worm targets series 60 v0.9, which is a common setting for basic applications.

    Affected models of phones include:
    Nokia 7650
    Nokia 7610
    Nokia 6620
    Nokia 6600
    Nokia 3650, 3600
    Nokia 3660, 3620
    Nokia N-Gage
    Panasonic X700
    Siemens SX1
    Sendo X

    EPOC_CABIR.A can be detected through Trend Micro virus pattern file 1.906.11.
     
  2. Tassie_Devils

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    Yes Randy, I saw that story in my local newspaper couple days ago, and only last night when I was working, I saw a small company in Brisbane, capital of Queensland [my home State] had developed the very first cure against it.

    Sounds like fun for more up and coming phone users. "Not"..

    Cheers, TAS...
     
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    Ooops... in the above links the CEO said they were considering whether to give the patch free or not...

    Guess they spoke with their wallets.....

    Payment here.. LOL.. ONLY $15US

    https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr

    Yae, good on ya!!!!

    TAS
     
  5. Mr.Blaze

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    omg thats harsh i hate people like that

    its like me saying i have the cure for aids but im not sure if your all worth saveing i might want to charge money grrr i hope that copany thinking about saleing the patch has bad luck jerks
     
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    I guess Blaze they DID find the 'cure' and they have to market it. So I suppose we can't be too harsh on them.

    But, the CEO should have NEVER said they were considering whether or not to give Free.

    Simply should have stated the company will *consider it's options on distribution of the 'patch' *

    .... something like that.. don't even mention Free... *considering options* could have meant anything and they would have been better off IMO.

    TAS
     
  7. Mr.Blaze

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    :cool: yup i algree
     
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