May 22, 2007

[Security] Beware of Viver on Your Mobile Phone

Kaspersky has discovered an interesting mobile malware.

Dubbed as Viver (F-Secure: Trojan:SymbOS/Viver.A, Trend Micro: SYMBOS_VIVER.A), it works like RedBrowser (F-Secure: Redbrowser.A, Kaspersky: Trojan-SMS.J2ME.RedBrowser.a, Trend Micro: J2ME_REDBROW.A), only that Viver works exclusively for Symbian phones (RedBrowser works for phones that runs Java 2 Mobile Edition or J2ME, which includes most Symbian phones).

Those who browse sites for mobile software are forewarned. Viver is being paraded either as a photo editor or video codec.

This mobile malware sends text messages to a premium number, which translates to around US$7.00 (Php 322.00 at Php46.00 per US dollar). Fortunately for most Filipinos (who are on prepaid and on unlimited prepaid schemes anyway), Viver would probably not work.

(Crossposted from here.)

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