So exciting. One week after I switched to Symbian phone Nokia 6670, I was hit by a virus distributed via bluetooth.
Yesterady, when I had coffee at Starbucks, my phone ringed and displayed “die*_*lucky is sending you a file via bluetooth”. I accepted, and it promoted me to install an application. I realized something wrong happened. So I interrupted the installation and turn to Google for the name of the application:
Cabir replicates over bluetooth connections and arrives to phone messaging inbox as caribe.sis file what contains the worm. When user clicks the caribe.sis and chooses to install the Caribe.sis file the worm activates and starts looking for new devices to infect over bluetooth.
So Interneting Physical Replicated Virus
This is very intersting – I know someone around me – within 10 meters – carried a phone that was infected by the virus. How fun…
I got very excited. Not the virus, but the fact that someone very similiar with me are within 10 meters away from me:
- We use the same Symbian Nokia Series 6 phone.
- We all enabled Bluetooth
- We are in the same city, same district, and in the same Starbucks Cofee. There are just less than 50 people there.
If I were not in a business conversation, I would be really interested to stand up and look for the virus spreader… I thought of the application of Jambo.net by Jim and Charles. They install the application on laptop and detect other people with Jambo nearby via Wifi. It is the concept of Internet technology in a very specific area.