NEWS FROM THE LAB - Monday, August 23, 2004

Cabir possibly in the wild Posted by Mikko @ 08:07 GMT

We've heard rumours from two different sources that the Cabir mobile phone virus would be in the wild.

We've been unable to confirm this so far, but in any case we're recomming users of all mobile phones with a Symbian Series 60 operating system to keep their Bluetooth in non-discoverable mode. If you don't understand what this means, just turn off Bluetooth.

This includes phones from manufacturers such as Nokia, Siemes, Panasonic and Sendo.

Animation from http://www.series60.com

Cabir is the first mobile phone virus in history. It was originally discovered in the middle of June 2004, but it has never been seen in the wild. It attempts to spreads over Bluetooth connections to compatible phones nearby.

Cabir live

For more information, see the Cabir description.