NEWS FROM THE LAB - Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Two new developments on the mobile front Posted by Mikko @ 05:15 GMT

A quick note on two separate developing issues:

redbrowser1: Redbrowser.A: First J2ME mobile phone trojan. Apparently works on most phones with J2ME support (ie. hundreds of different phones). Sends SMS messages to Russian premium rate numbers to steal money from the user. First reported by Kaspersky Lab.

2: mobileav.org is reporting a new C# virus, which would be succesful in spreading from the PocketPC mobile platform to a normal Win32 desktop computer. We haven't seen a sample of this one yet.