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Trojan Bites Symbian Phones! - 8/13/2004 7:43:26 PM   

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If your mobile phone is running the Symbian operating system, you could be vulnerable to a new Trojan horse program, contained in an illegally adapted version of the game Mosquitos.

The pirated game, dubbed Mosquitos v2.0, can be found on 'warez' Web sites (illegal software download sites) and on peer-to-peer (P-2-P) networks, according to Symbian representatives. They say that during game play, the Trojan may cause the phone to send text messages to premium rate numbers in the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, without the user's approval or knowledge.

The cracked Mosquitos game runs only on phones using the Series 60 User Interface platform. After the game is loaded, the startup screen--which most users tend to breeze past without reading--clearly notes that the affected version of Mosquitos "has been cracked by Soddom Bin Loader."

Users can remove the Trojan simply by uninstalling the game, says Symbian. The company also says phones that use the UIQ user interface platform (from Sony Ericsson and Motorola) will be unaffected by the Trojan.

Source : PCWorld
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