NEWS FROM THE LAB - Thursday, June 16, 2005

Commwarrior sighting update Posted by Jarno @ 11:35 GMT

Today we received information of commwarrior sightings in three new countries Malaysia, Austria and Brunei. Also, we have received quite a lot of feedback, about the comment on the trust to sender being the most likely reason why people install Commwarrior and Cabir.

We have heard stories about organizations, where users have been explicitly warned not to install anything coming over MMS. And still people install Commwarrior as it came from a friend.

It seems that people have trouble understanding the difference between a friend intentionally sending something over MMS and infected phone sending MMS worms. Maybe this is due to the reason that people see mobile phones as very personal items and associate a phone with the person.

Current count of countries with Commwarrior sightings:
1. Ireland
2. India
3. Oman
4. Italy
5. Philippines
6. Finland
7. Greece
8. South Africa
9. Malaysia