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Skulls program kills cell phone apps
Posted: 20-Nov-2004 [Source: CNet]

[Trojan horse virus, dubbed Skulls, invades Symbian OS handsets and replaces application icons with images of skulls.]

By Robert Lemos -- "The program, dubbed "Skulls" by antivirus companies, is disguised as a theme manager for Nokia phones in the Symbian Installation System format, said Mikko Hypponen, director of antivirus research for software

The Skulls Trojan horse changes system icons, disabling all but phone functions. maker F-Secure. Only a few people have managed to run across the program on the Web and then downloaded and run the Trojan horse, he said.

"We are not talking about a huge amount of infected people, and it is not a virus, so it is not spreading," Hypponen said."

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