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First Pocket PC Virus! - 8/6/2004 7:01:13 AM   

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Owners of handheld computers running the Pocket PC operating system can no longer boast about security: the first virus made for these devices has just made its appearance.

Researchers with Symantec Security Response said the virus, a so-called "back-door Trojan" called Backdoor.Bardor.A, affects Windows CE, the earlier version of Pocket PC.

The operating systems are made by Microsoft.

Once installed, the back door allows full control of the handheld system when it is restarted, Symantec said. When the infected handheld is connected to the Internet, the virus sends the attacker the IP address of the handheld device. It then opens port 44299 and waits for further instructions from the attacker.

Source : GlobeAndMail
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