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Drever-C Trojan attacks mobiles

by Nikola Strahija on March 24th, 2005 Targeting security protection is common in mainstream Windows PC malware but this is a recent innovation for mobile viruses.

A Trojan that targets Symbian smart phones and attempts to remove any anti-virus protection it finds has been created recently, and given a name Drever-C. It attacks mobile anti-virus packages from F-Secure, Kaspersky and Simworks (well known anti-virus firms) running on Symbian devices.

Drever-C poses as a security update and tries to damage the boot loader and application binaries of F-Secure Mobile Anti-Virus. F-Secure says the attack is impotent because its software contains protection against any attempts to modify its files. The code of the malware also contains a message to F-Secure.

Like all mobile malware threats to date, Drever-C is rare and largely a risk confined to people downloading content from suspicious sources. Mobile viruses, though still a threat, are much harder to catch than viruses which exploit Windows security holes.

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