New Virus for your JAVA phone

We’ve heard a lot about new worms threatening smartphones. Now they are coming to any Java enabled mobile phone.

Trojan-SMS.J2ME.RedBrowser.a virus, uncovered by Kaspersky labs, is able to infect any handset that can run Java Java (J2ME) apps. Red Browser trojan pretends to be a program that allows you to browse WAP sites for free without the need for Internet data services. This can be achieved by sending free SMS through the programme. Instead it sends SMS to premium service that will charge you $5-$6 per message.

Fortunately this trojan is not very infectious and will require a conscious effort from your side to get on the phone. It can be downloaded from WAP sites, via Bluetooth or personal computer. After it get’s on JAVA enabled cellular phone, it asks users permission to install itself.

So far only Russian cellular operators were targeted by this virus, but it can be easily adapted to other networks too.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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