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Old 15-04-2006, 10:58 PM
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Bluetooth virus

I've heared something recently on the news about viruses that can infect your phone through Bluetooth if it is activated, and they didn't say anything about recieving any files. Just walking at less then 10 metres from someone with an infected phone. Anyone have a clue what this is about?
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Old 16-04-2006, 3:12 AM
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King Kong: Here's some links I found on Bluetooth Virus. It seems like once you're infected, the virus scans for other phones that use Bluetooth technology. The part about the 10 metres is some think that you're only vulnerable if you're 10 metres away which is false. The virus can get you further away but you have to have this Bluetooth technology in your phone.
http://news.zdnet.co.uk/0,39020330,39162400,00.htm
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=16604
http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/cabir.shtml
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Old 16-04-2006, 12:00 PM
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Thank you for the links and information. It was very helpful of you. But why does there have to be viruses for every product ever made.
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Old 16-04-2006, 12:36 PM
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I hope this virus doesn't get to my cool phone. I would hate for something like this to happen to me.
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Old 17-04-2006, 2:49 PM
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I dont have a blue tooth installed at my cell.
Thank god!
My cell is not at all in danger.
Anyways thanks for putting it up, its of great use for everyone!
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Old 17-04-2006, 4:19 PM
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wow.. that's just scary!

it's horrible that these kids with so much talent waste it on stuff like this just to hurt people.
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Old 18-04-2006, 1:29 AM
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The thing is, if something like this happens to you, you won't even notice because there is nothing to tell you its happening.
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Old 18-04-2006, 4:02 PM
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Cool!...in a morbid, I hate the person behind it sort of way...but cool...I knew it would be jsut a matter of time...wait til someone rips off your banking info while you are on the phone...enter a new business venture...writing anti cell phone virus code...actually, the virus is probably the child of the same venture business...
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Old 19-04-2006, 3:22 AM
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With every new technology, there is always someone out there who wants to break it. Some people like a challenge. There are, however, companies that employ these types of people in order to create better, more secure systems, applications and technology. I wouldn't be suprised if consulting firms specializing in mobile anit-virus protection started popping up. Anti-virus companies like Norton will probably toss their hat into the mix as well.
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Old 19-04-2006, 3:46 AM
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There should be a firewall. But, there should also be anti-virus, like econ said.
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Old 20-04-2006, 12:38 AM
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I have not heard anything about this but if it is true that is really bad becasue a lot of phones could get infected in places like the mall.
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Old 20-04-2006, 5:11 AM
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I love the delicious irony that the more advanced we become, the more vulnerable we are. Is there some moral to be learned here? I keep having flash forwards to humanity's future onboard Battlestar Galactica. I for one welcome our advanced techno-overlords.
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Old 21-04-2006, 1:27 PM
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I love the delicious irony that the more advanced we become, the more vulnerable we are. Is there some moral to be learned here? I keep having flash forwards to humanity's future onboard Battlestar Galactica. I for one welcome our advanced techno-overlords.

I LOVE it, and oh how true! In all honesty, I think we were safest when we didn't have phones and we buried all our money, in mason jars, in the back yard. The viruses can get annoying but I guess it's the artist and the rebel in me that is still amazed by these kids and how quickly they can find a way in and screw up technology. It's incredible.

The idea of a virus that spreads from phone to phone, without you even having to be talking to the infected phone? Wow. Think about how scary that could really be... yikes!
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Old 21-04-2006, 1:47 PM
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I think they should capture the people who spread these viruses and study them and see what the hell makes them tick? And at night, they should room with the rest of the lab rats.
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Old 21-04-2006, 4:28 PM
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get unplugged and enjoy the real world. Peace and quiet, no one yakking on the phone or text messaging you. What a concept!
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