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  1. #1
    John Navas
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    Virus converts each icon into a death's head
    http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cg...UGVJA28LL1.DTL

    Early this month, several Web sites began offering software promising
    ring tones and screen savers for certain cell phones.

    But those who downloaded the software found that it turned every icon
    on their cell phone's screens into a skull-and-crossbones and
    disabled their phones, so they could no longer send or receive text
    messages or access contact lists or calendars.

    Security experts named the malicious software Skulls and consider it
    an early warning of the damage hackers could do as they turn their
    malevolent talents to cell phones from computers.

    [MORE]

    See also "Skulls program kills cell phone apps"
    http://news.com.com/Skulls+program+k...3-5460194.html

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    John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/>
    CABLE MODEM/DSL GUIDE: <http://Cable-DSL.home.att.net/>



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  2. #2
    George
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    Re: "Hackers find cell phones next weak link to exploit"


    "John Navas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Virus converts each icon into a death's head
    > http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cg...UGVJA28LL1.DTL
    >
    > Early this month, several Web sites began offering software promising
    > ring tones and screen savers for certain cell phones.
    >
    > But those who downloaded the software found that it turned every icon
    > on their cell phone's screens into a skull-and-crossbones and
    > disabled their phones, so they could no longer send or receive text
    > messages or access contact lists or calendars.


    When will people people finally learn not to download or install something
    unless they know what it is and what it does?


    >
    > Security experts named the malicious software Skulls and consider it
    > an early warning of the damage hackers could do as they turn their
    > malevolent talents to cell phones from computers.
    >
    > [MORE]
    >
    > See also "Skulls program kills cell phone apps"
    >

    http://news.com.com/Skulls+program+k...3-5460194.html
    >
    > --
    > Best regards,
    > John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/>
    > CABLE MODEM/DSL GUIDE: <http://Cable-DSL.home.att.net/>






  3. #3
    John Navas
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    Re: "Hackers find cell phones next weak link to exploit"

    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.attws - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <[email protected]> on Tue, 30 Nov 2004 09:30:53 -0500,
    "George" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >"John Navas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> Virus converts each icon into a death's head
    >> http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cg...UGVJA28LL1.DTL
    >>
    >> Early this month, several Web sites began offering software promising
    >> ring tones and screen savers for certain cell phones.
    >>
    >> But those who downloaded the software found that it turned every icon
    >> on their cell phone's screens into a skull-and-crossbones and
    >> disabled their phones, so they could no longer send or receive text
    >> messages or access contact lists or calendars.

    >
    > When will people people finally learn not to download or install something
    >unless they know what it is and what it does?


    The problem, of course, is knowing for sure in advance what it is and what it
    does, particularly for average users.

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    Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
    John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular>



  4. #4
    Philip
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    Re: "Hackers find cell phones next weak link to exploit"

    John Navas wrote:
    > [POSTED TO alt.cellular.attws - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]
    >
    > In <[email protected]> on Tue, 30 Nov 2004
    > 09:30:53 -0500, "George" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> "John Navas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>> Virus converts each icon into a death's head
    >>> http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cg...UGVJA28LL1.DTL
    >>>
    >>> Early this month, several Web sites began offering software
    >>> promising ring tones and screen savers for certain cell phones.
    >>>
    >>> But those who downloaded the software found that it turned
    >>> every icon on their cell phone's screens into a
    >>> skull-and-crossbones and disabled their phones, so they could
    >>> no longer send or receive text messages or access contact
    >>> lists or calendars.


    Guess what operating system many "smart" phones run?
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    Take a wild guess.
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    Three guesses, and the first two don't count.
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    Microsoft Windows CE.



    HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

    Seriously though, you're as vulnerable as you are on your computer without
    anti-virus. Be suspicious and skeptical, use your common sense, and use
    your smart phone as though you visiting a brothel for the first time.





  5. #5
    John Navas
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    Re: "Hackers find cell phones next weak link to exploit"

    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.attws - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <[email protected]> on Tue, 30 Nov 2004
    18:02:19 GMT, "Philip" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >John Navas wrote:
    >> [POSTED TO alt.cellular.attws - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]
    >>
    >> In <[email protected]> on Tue, 30 Nov 2004
    >> 09:30:53 -0500, "George" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> "John Navas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected]
    >>>> Virus converts each icon into a death's head
    >>>> http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cg...UGVJA28LL1.DTL
    >>>>
    >>>> Early this month, several Web sites began offering software
    >>>> promising ring tones and screen savers for certain cell phones.
    >>>>
    >>>> But those who downloaded the software found that it turned
    >>>> every icon on their cell phone's screens into a
    >>>> skull-and-crossbones and disabled their phones, so they could
    >>>> no longer send or receive text messages or access contact
    >>>> lists or calendars.

    >
    >Guess what operating system many "smart" phones run?
    >
    >Take a wild guess.
    >.
    >Three guesses, and the first two don't count.
    >.
    >Microsoft Windows CE.


    Most actually run the Symbian OS.

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    Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
    John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular>



  6. #6
    Jack Zwick
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    Re: "Hackers find cell phones next weak link to exploit"

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Philip" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > John Navas wrote:
    > > [POSTED TO alt.cellular.attws - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]
    > >
    > > In <[email protected]> on Tue, 30 Nov 2004
    > > 09:30:53 -0500, "George" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> "John Navas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >> news:[email protected]
    > >>> Virus converts each icon into a death's head
    > >>> http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cg...UGVJA28LL1.DTL
    > >>>
    > >>> Early this month, several Web sites began offering software
    > >>> promising ring tones and screen savers for certain cell phones.
    > >>>
    > >>> But those who downloaded the software found that it turned
    > >>> every icon on their cell phone's screens into a
    > >>> skull-and-crossbones and disabled their phones, so they could
    > >>> no longer send or receive text messages or access contact
    > >>> lists or calendars.

    >
    > Guess what operating system many "smart" phones run?
    > .
    > .
    > .


    Palm OS 5.x



  7. #7
    John Navas
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    Re: "Hackers find cell phones next weak link to exploit"

    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.attws - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <[email protected]> on Tue, 30 Nov
    2004 18:16:41 GMT, Jack Zwick <[email protected]> wrote:

    >In article <[email protected]>,
    > "Philip" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> John Navas wrote:
    >> > [POSTED TO alt.cellular.attws - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]
    >> >
    >> > In <[email protected]> on Tue, 30 Nov 2004
    >> > 09:30:53 -0500, "George" <g[email protected]> wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> "John Navas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> >> news:[email protected]
    >> >>> Virus converts each icon into a death's head
    >> >>> http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cg...UGVJA28LL1.DTL
    >> >>>
    >> >>> Early this month, several Web sites began offering software
    >> >>> promising ring tones and screen savers for certain cell phones.
    >> >>>
    >> >>> But those who downloaded the software found that it turned
    >> >>> every icon on their cell phone's screens into a
    >> >>> skull-and-crossbones and disabled their phones, so they could
    >> >>> no longer send or receive text messages or access contact
    >> >>> lists or calendars.

    >>
    >> Guess what operating system many "smart" phones run?

    >
    >Palm OS 5.x


    <http://www.itfacts.biz/index.php?id=P323>

    According to research by IDC, in 2003 Symbian-based devices are
    expected to hold a 67% market share of the Smartphone market,
    followed by Microsoft at 14% and Palm at 13%. In 2007, IDC estimates
    Symbian will have a 61% market share, followed by Microsoft at 21%
    and Palm at 11%.

    --
    Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
    John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular>



  8. #8
    Bob Horvath
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    Re: "Hackers find cell phones next weak link to exploit"

    John Navas wrote:
    > [POSTED TO alt.cellular.attws - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]
    >
    > In <[email protected]> on Tue, 30 Nov
    > 2004 18:16:41 GMT, Jack Zwick <[email protected]> wrote:
    >

    eceive text messages or access contact
    >>>>>>lists or calendars.
    >>>
    >>>Guess what operating system many "smart" phones run?

    >>
    >>Palm OS 5.x

    >
    >
    > <http://www.itfacts.biz/index.php?id=P323>
    >
    > According to research by IDC, in 2003 Symbian-based devices are
    > expected to hold a 67% market share of the Smartphone market,
    > followed by Microsoft at 14% and Palm at 13%. In 2007, IDC estimates
    > Symbian will have a 61% market share, followed by Microsoft at 21%
    > and Palm at 11%.
    >


    I wonder what the numbers will be with Motorola moving away from Symbian
    to Linux.



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