Thursday, April 07, 2005

MMS Mobile Worm Hype!

I really advise you not to panic, following media reports of a virus which attempts to spread to cell phones via MMS (Multimedia Message Service). The Symbian/Mabir-A or SymbOS/Mabir worm runs on Nokia Series 60 phones running the Symbian operating system. However, despite excitable reports from some members of the media and security community the trojan does not appear to be 'spreading' in the wild. It is more hype than a real threat! I believe that the level of risk to mobile phone users is presently very low.