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RE: Symbian S60/Mobile Security: Malware and Spyware attacks in the wild?
From: "Murda Mcloud" <murdamcloud () bigpond com>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2008 08:26:58 +1000

Here's good place to start:


I think that pirated software is a most risky proposition-as with anything
where the user initiates installation.

Personally, I think there is a greater risk of having your phone stolen and
your data compromised than anything else.

This may be anecdotal, but I don't know anyone who has ever had a virus on a
symbian based (or any other) phone. Unlike people who use PC's.

-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com]
On Behalf Of Sven Aluoor
Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 7:27 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Symbian S60/Mobile Security: Malware and Spyware attacks in the

Hi folks

I have a few questions regarding Symbian Security (and general mobile

- Why there are virus scanners for Symbian? Are they
useful? What countermeasures they implement? Or they make only the
vendors rich?

- What are common attacks on Symbian based devices?

- How to harden a Symbian mobile phone?

- Are there malware and spyware in the wild?

- When I would download pirated software for Symbian, what is the risk?

kind regards

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