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Cabir Superseded: New SymbianOS Virus Breaks Out - "Skull and Bone"
Deadlier Than Cabir Variants, No Removal Tool Yet Exists

Experts say that a variant of SymbOS.Skulls (A,B,C or D), or just another variant of SymbOS.Skulls, has broken out in The Philippines - from where the world's first mobile virus "in the wild" broke out eight months aggo and has now been found to have 15 variations and to have spread in 11 other countries.

The new virus, called "skull and bone," is deadlier than the Cabir Variants, because it looks like there's no removal tool for it as of this morning.

Apart from changing the phone software's icons with skull and crossbones (hence its name), the "skull and bone" virus also affects the installed programs on the phone and destroys its battery.

The virus affects models such as Nokia 6600, 7600 and 7650, along with certain units from Sony Ericsson and Motorola.

No anti-virus program has yet been discovered. 

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Remind me not to buy a SymbianOS phone!

So is it Cabir or Caribe (photo)?

Is this another product of that hacker Vallez at the group called 29A Labs? The one that says it is aimed at creating "new, unique, interesting viruses." What kind of madman calls this "interesting"?!

Perfect timing...just when the GSM Congress is in full flow in Cannes. Someone should lock up these b*stards.




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