Mobile Skullduggery Afoot

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Like a moth emerging from its cocoon, the original mobile phone worm Cabir has evolved from proof-of-concept program to an altogether more harmful and fast-spreading variant in just six months. The most recent step is the posting of the original source code on the internet by the virus authoring group 29a, which could lead to a host of other harmful versions being developed and unleashed.

New strains of Cabir have been developed in subsequent months, enabling the worm to spread and infect more rapidly and also to take on a more destructive character. With further mobile malware already in the wild, the addition of a Cabir blueprint could open a new and very unsavoury can of ...

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