The recent distribution of digitally signed mobile malware raises troubling questions about Symbian's automated approval procedure. Symbian has promised to tighten up its testing procedures following the distribution of the Sexy Space mobile worm, described by security firms as the first text message worm in history. As …
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Once again as with PC email attachments the real problem is users.
I dunno, I don't have a Symbian handset and I'd never install something I didn't specifically request. On the other hand, a single click can be made by a pocket or something in a purse (I've listened to plenty of people walking/running/driving to know that), so I can see this spreading without any conscious user intervention. And getting something signed by the company who built the handset seems like a good reason to trust it, really.
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