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Virus attacks Cell Phones

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Posted: 10 December 2004 at 12:26pm | IP Logged
Beware! Virus hits mobile phones

December 10, 2004 16:18 IST

If your cellphone bill exceeds your wildest dreams next time, beware!

Your handset is being hacked into by a deadly virus, that is capable of controlling your cellphone and even destroying the data stored in the mobiles, a top official of a leading anti-virus and Internet content security firm warned on Friday.

"The virus threat to mobile phones are real and could be more deadly than you could imagine," Niraj Kaushik, country manager (India) of Nasdaq-listed Trend Micro Inc, which just released a free trial of new protection for mobile devices, 'malware' (malicious software) that attack mobile phones, said in Chennai.

Considering that the mobile phones are always "switched on and networked", the chances of virus attacks are much more than on computers, he said.

Due to the rising popularity of data-centric mobile phones and personal digital assistants, these devices could become an attractive target for virus writers in the future, Kaushik warned.

Already, three malware programmes that affect mobile phones were detected during November, but these were considered harmless.

However, a fourth virus, which was detected in December first week, was found to be very destructive. "This virus allowed hackers to control your cellphone," Kaushik said.

All the virus attacks were witnessed on multi-functional smart phones, that have latest features like Internet connectivity and in-built cameras.

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Posted: 10 December 2004 at 12:36pm | IP Logged
Omg !!!ConfusedConfusedConfused
Never knew that, thanks a lot pujas for uploading that info!!

Indeed a gr8 job!!ClapClapClap
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Thanks Humm. I am glad you liked it
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Ur doing a gr8 job pujas!!! keep up the good work!!..... u provide the news that's never heared off!!............. ur postings r really good!!

Keep up the good work!!........... i am glad that i have a partner like u who can maintain and post things in this computer forum!!

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Posted: 10 December 2004 at 1:43pm | IP Logged
Thanks Again Humm.
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Posted: 12 December 2004 at 11:40pm | IP Logged
Tongue Tongue THANX POOJA. WELL I DON'T HAVE A CELL PHONE BUT I CAN PASS ON THIS INFORMATION TO MOM AND DAD
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Posted: 13 December 2004 at 4:30pm | IP Logged
yep me too misha! I am going to tell my dad and my brother! they have cell phones! becuz my broter is in high scholl so for safety purposes so next year i will be getting one because right now I am in 8th grade (standard)!Wink
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