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SymbOS.Doomboot.C

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
July 21, 2005
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:42:34 PM
Type:
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:
EPOC

SymbOS.Doomboot.C is a Trojan horse that drops corrupt files and copies of other threats on to the compromised device. The Trojan runs on the Symbian OS, which is the operating system for Nokia Series 60 cellular telephones.




Symantec recommends the following to protect against this threat:
  • If Bluetooth is not required, it should be turned off.
  • If you require the use of Bluetooth, ensure that the device's visibility setting is set to "Hidden" so that it can not be scanned by other Bluetooth devices.
  • Avoid use of device pairing. If it must be used, ensure that all paired devices are set to "Unauthorized". This requires each connection request to be authorized by the user.
  • Do not accept unsigned applications (no digital signature) or applications sent from unknown sources. Be absolutely sure of the origin of the application before accepting it.


Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 21, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version November 11, 2009 revision 055
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 21, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version November 12, 2009 revision 005
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 27, 2005
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Robert X Wang

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