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New virus targets mobiles

Date: September 23, 2005
Source: PC WORLD
By: Robert McMillan

Virus writers have come up with a way to make their malicious software jump from a mobile phone to a PC. Security researchers have reported the first sightings of a new Trojan horse program that masquerades as pirated software for mobile phones and attempts to infect PCs via the phone's memory card.

Though the malware is not considered a significant risk to users, it marks the first time that researchers have seen an attack that tries to move beyond mobile phones, says Mikko Hypponen, director of antivirus research with F-Secure. "From a more academic point of view, it's very interesting," he says.
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