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New Virus Can Make Mobile Useless

Viruswarning_5I've just received some disturbing news from SimWorks about a brand new virus that can severely disable a Symbian Phone to the point where it is unusable. Gavno.a is spread under the file-name patch.sis and masquerades as a patch for Symbian OS phones.

Gavno.a cripples a phone by using a malformed file to crash an internal Symbian process. This file can cause enough damage to a Symbian phone that it can no longer be used to make phone calls and may never be able to fully boot-up again.

SimWorks have also identified a second version of Gavno named Gavno.b. It is identical to Gavno.a except that its installation file, patch_v2.sis is somewhat larger as its payload includes a copy of the Cabir and Camtimer Trojans. When Gavno.b is installed Cabir attempts to send a copy of Gavno and the Camtimer Trojan to other nearby Symbian phones via Bluetooth.

Gavno affects Series 60 phones using Symbian OS v7 such as the Nokia 6600 and 7610 and SimWorks CEO Aaron Davidson warns that:

“Once a user installs Gavno they may find it difficult if not impossible to repair. The instability that it introduces into the phone's operating system can be so severe that it effectively disables all applications on the phone and often results in the phone continually rebooting itself.”

The emergence of a more dangerous Symbian Virus (the previous Trojans such as Cabir and Skulls have been pretty toothless) has been anticipated for a few months and it comes as no surprise that someone has upped the ante by creating a Virus that actually disables the phone. Anti-Virus protection for mobile phones is slowly starting to become more necessary. SimWorks have already updated their Anti-Virus solution for Series 60 and UIQ based Symbian phones to cope with the Gavno trojans. You can get a copy of SimWorks Anti-Virus right here.

January 22, 2005 by Tarek Abu-Esber | Permalink



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i think would be better that along with the name of the virus you also try to provide its actuall size in kilobytes or bytes so that we stay warned about files of specific sizes, cuz namez could be changed easily....well thats all thanx
WaKaZzz...
bubyee

Posted by: Waqas | 23 Jan 2005 02:05:26

Come on, this is more FUD. It's quite known that even ordinary applications can make the phone useless. So instead of wasting money on useless antivirus solutions, simply don't install software from unknown sources. More obvious, impossible.

Posted by: anonymous | 23 Jan 2005 02:31:57

Good point WaKaZzz:

- patch.sis is exactly 1,736 bytes; and
- patch_v2.sis is exactly 35,910 bytes.

Patch.sis contains the following text "Wonderful patch by artik100 :)".

Regards,
A.

Posted by: Aaron Davidson | 23 Jan 2005 07:42:29

Aaron Davidson.. so u got the.. patch and patch_v2.?
u can send to me?
[email protected]

Posted by: sky | 3 Mar 2005 17:48:19

I want to know how to create my own virus

Posted by: Yusuf | 11 Jul 2005 16:45:06

please send me a downlode

Posted by: abdulla | 6 Aug 2005 15:46:12

well,i like to make virus.

Posted by: nuang | 29 Mar 2006 11:26:36

anybody can help me Please?my friends said u just a looser u can't making some virus.can anybody help me send me some virus for his nokia symbian phone specially nokia series 60 PLEASE?

Posted by: Dave^boyz | 2 May 2006 00:06:03

i want to know how to make a virus

Posted by: khan | 12 May 2006 11:27:23

Hi :)

how can i send it to another mobile by net, and can I, in Saudi Arabia , that ues STC copany ??

Posted by: Abood | 19 Jul 2006 21:44:58

hi! i wanted to know how to create viruses for nokia mobiles through a PC.

Posted by: faraz | 27 Sep 2006 17:14:45

PLZ SEND ME THIS PATCH.SIS FILE......... @ [email protected]

Posted by: sayantan guharoy | 22 Oct 2006 02:21:02

i wnna send virus to my frds nokia mobile. plz help

Posted by: ramesh | 3 Nov 2006 14:17:27

please i need a trojan and a cabir virus for nokia symbian....please send it to me to [email protected]

Posted by: dxb_4616 | 17 Nov 2006 11:08:27

i want to know how can i create a mobile virus for symbian phones ?

Posted by: samip | 9 Jan 2007 09:34:39

hi can you tell me how to make virus

Posted by: suzane | 28 Jan 2007 09:54:17

hi can you tell me how to make virus

Posted by: suzane | 28 Jan 2007 09:54:25

hi can you tell me how to make virus

Posted by: suzane | 28 Jan 2007 09:54:26

please, send me anyabody this file"patch.sis" or gavno [email protected]

Posted by: doshis | 5 Feb 2007 17:03:54

hai friends i wanted to know how to hack a bluetooth enabled mobile? any body please...

Posted by: pranav | 10 Apr 2007 13:37:25

how can i make virus or how can i send virus to those mobile who always gives miscal
plz send me idea in
[email protected]

Posted by: anupa | 17 May 2007 12:58:49

hii i wanna a ready virus to send to a friend from mail massege..plz help

Posted by: meme | 23 May 2007 17:12:34

How to create viruse in nokia mobile.

Posted by: bijay | 28 Jul 2007 20:48:46

how do i send a virus and screw up my enemies mobile please guide god bless

Posted by: shaun_ricardo | 8 Aug 2007 16:35:45

where may i find a virus to send to Samsung and Motorola?...

help needed urgently :)


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Posted by: wild | 9 Aug 2007 00:15:49

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