Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Cabir found in UK.

The Cabir worm which originally was written as a proof of concept during 2004 and released to a limited group of people and the Anti-Virus companies at the time. It was only in the wild in a limited fashion, however in recent weeks a number of variants and infections has been increasing. The source code was released just a short time ago in the 29A eZine issue 8, which could account for a rise in the infections of the original variant of the Cabir worm. I have confirmed reports by Kaspersky and F-Secure now from UK, Russia, Vietnam, Turkey, India, Finland, China, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and the The Philippines. My advice to users out there with Symbian OS Series 60 based phones, if you have bluetooth enabled ensure that you phone is hidden and not discoverable using bluetooth and only made discoverable when needed for pairing.