AV going mobile

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Jun 19, 2004

Mobile providers clamour to become the first to offer AV protection for mobile phones.

Following the appearance of SymbOS/Cabir.A, the first virus capable of spreading via mobile phone, mobile providers have been clamouring to become the first to offer anti-virus protection for mobile phones.

South Korean SK Telecom announced the development, in cooperation with AhnLab, of V3Mobile anti-virus software, while Australian TSG Pacific claimed to have its anti-virus solution ready and waiting - a spokesman said: "We anticipated this type of virus nearly two years ago."

Meanwhile, mobile security company Jamanda has made a fix for Cabir available free of charge on its website.

All this despite the fact that, to date, there are no confirmed reports of Cabir in the Wild.

Posted on 19 June 2004 by Virus Bulletin




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