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

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Old 20-04-2005, 11:34 AM
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Warning: Number of known Symbian Trojans double in one day

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SimWorks has yet to receive any reports of the 52 trojans identified today in the wild.

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Symbian anti-virus specialist SimWorks announced that it has identified 52 previously unknown trojans for the Symbian platform in a single day, more than all of the trojans and other malware for Symbian based devices combined identified to date.

The trojans appear to be cracked versions of popular Symbian applications such as BitStorm, BugMe!, Cosmic Fighter, 3D Motoracer and SplashID. In addition to the installation files for the application itself, the files also include various versions of previously known malware such as Cabir and Locknut.

SimWorks CEO Aaron Davidson says “This is a significant development as until now we've usually found mobile trojans two or three at a time at the most. It would be easy for a malware writer to create 1 trojan and give it 52 different names however this is not the case here where we have 52 separately cracked and infected applications. Somebody has gone to an awful lot of time and effort to turn th....

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SimWorks has yet to receive any reports of the 52 trojans identified today in the wild

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