A deep look into Symbian threats

Robert X. Wang Symantec

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Protecting a smart device will never be a small task, especially on such a compact and mysterious platform. Unfortunately, more and more Symbian malware and nuisanceware have been reported. On the other hand, the most common technique of AV on Symbian OS is still based on signatures, which mean the AV community is still one step behind them.

This paper takes a deep look into Symbian threats and examines different techniques which have been employed and may be employed by Symbian malware and nuisanceware. Discussing what make Symbian special from legitimate applications.


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