NEWS FROM THE LAB - Tuesday, March 8, 2005

More detailed description of Commwarrior worms Posted by Jarno @ 15:42 GMT

Screenshot of a MMS messagent sent by Commwarrior

We have updated the description of Commwarrior.

Also we have confirmation that the spreading over MMS messages works. However there seems to be a significant delay between the MMS messages. As a result, Comwarrior will not spread rapidly like e-mail worms do.

Also note that installing application from MMS message takes even more steps than with bluetooth message, and that receiver has to have compatible Symbian series 60 phone for the worm to function. As a result Comwarrior MMS spreading is not as dangerous as it could have been.

In addition, many operators do not have MMS service enabled for all customers by default, so quite large number of the phones that could be infected cannot send MMS messages.

So Comwarrior will not cause a massive MMS outbreak, and this is not the end of the world as we know it.