99% of mobile security threats target Android

A study published this week by F-Secure has found that 99 per cent of mobile security threats that emerged in the first quarter of the year are targeted towards the Android platform.

Symbian accidentally certifies worm

The Symbian Foundation has been left with egg on its face after accidentally sanctioning what experts are calling the first text message worm in history.

Skype worm on the loose

Virus experts at Finnish firm F-Secure issued a warning on Monday over a worm that spreads via the instant messaging function in VoIP software Skype. The W32/Pykse.A worm spreads by sending a message with a malware link to all online friends in Skype’s contact list by exploiting the Skype API. Sneakily, the worm will also […]

Experts warn of cross platform worm

Experts at Finnish antivirus outfit F-Secure have this week encountered a cross platform worm that is capable – at least theoretically – of spreading from a PC to a mobile device and back. The antivirus firm said that the Mobler worm, also known as Cardtrap, is capable of moving between Symbian and Windows platforms. “Although […]


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