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    Apocalypso™
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    ::SF news ::

    ::07 April 2005::

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    ::Fontal.A::

    ::New trojan that disables the phone so that it wont reboot ::

    :: ::

    ::A new Trojan horse hitting Symbian 60 Series handsets makes the phone
    useless until it's reformatted, deleting all the stored data, said a
    Finnish security firm Wednesday. ::

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    ::F-Secure said that the Fontal.a Trojan installs a corrupted font file
    into targeted handsets, causing them to fail at startup. Rebooting the
    phone by turning it off, then on, only compounds the problem, since the
    phone then essentially locks up. \"Currently the only known way to
    disinfect a phone that is infected with Fontal and is rebooted, is to
    reformat the phone, thus loosing all data on the phone,\" said F-Secure
    in its online advir...::

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    ::Read more: ::

    ::'-=[ New Smartphone Worm: Fontal.A - full story]=-'
    (http://www.symbian-freak.com/news/0405/fontaia.htm)::

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  2. #2
    Al Reynolds
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    Re: + Trojan horse takes down smart phones - Fontal.A

    "Apocalypso"" <[email protected]_dot_com> wrote:
    > ::A new Trojan horse hitting Symbian 60 Series handsets makes the phone
    > useless until it's reformatted, deleting all the stored data, said a
    > Finnish security firm Wednesday. ::


    You still have to install these unknown files which are sent
    to your phone though, don't you? Anyone who does this
    without checking what it is or knowing the source deserves
    to have all their data lost!

    Al





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