Mobile phone virus tries leaping to PCs


http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/security/soa/Cell_phone_virus_tries_leaping_to_PCs/0,2000061744,39213966,00.htm


Thankfully not a Windows Mobile virus but a Symbian POC virus was discovered last week that tries to leap from the Phone and install itself on the PC.  Windows XP stops this happening but other OS’s may not be so smart.


It’s the first concept virus seen that takes this approach. 


Many people aren’t aware but inside Windows Mobile we have the application installation and execution model which would prevent this trojan being installed on the device in the first place 🙂 We also have the Anti-Virus API’s already built into the OS.


So (touch wood) we should be OK (on Windows Mobile)


 


Comments (2)
  1. irblinx says:

    Are these great sounding features available in earlier versions of WM or just WM5?

  2. MSDNArchive says:

    The AV API’s have been available since WM2003. The installation/execution model is new for Pocket PC but has been in Smartphone since 2002/2003.

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