Cabir


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Cabir

The first smartphone virus discovered on Symbian-based cellphones. Placed in the wild in the summer of 2004 as a proof of concept, the Cabir worm exploited a vulnerability in Bluetooth and replicated itself to other Bluetooth-enabled cellphones. The Cabir worm presented itself to users as the "Caribe Security Manager" and was installed as the CARIBE.SIS file. Cabir was benign but drained the battery as it continuously sought other Bluetooth connections. See smartphone virus and Bluetooth virus.
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The spread of mobile phone viruses is causing concern as it has only been a year since Britain's first mobile virus - known as Cabir - was identified.
David Mackey, director of IBM's Security Intelligence, says, "The things we saw in 2004 that were very disconcerting were the fledgling viruses aimed at cell phones and PDAs," such as the Cabir worm; disconcerting because as the technology in those mobile devices becomes more advanced, there will be "a wider range of vulnerabilities that can allow attackers to exploit them.
At the end of the reporting period, there were 21 known samples of malicious code for mobile applications, up from one-the Cabir worm-in June 2004.
Analysts are predicting that copycats will use threats such as the Cabir worm to target new devices.
First mobile phone virus discovered: The Cabir worm, first seen in June, was a proof of concept mobile phone virus.
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