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SymbOS.Pbstealer.B

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
December 5, 2005
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:49:36 PM
Also Known As:
SYMBOS_PBSTEAL.C [Trend Micro]
Type:
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:
EPOC


SymbOS.Pbstealer.B is a Trojan horse that runs on the Symbian OS, which is used as the operating system for Nokia Series 60 cellular telephones. The Trojan sends the user's contact information database, Notepad, and Calendar To Do list to other Bluetooth-enabled devices.

SymbOS.Pbstealer.B reportedly arrives as PBCompressor.sis.



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 December 6, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 6, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 20, 2008 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 7, 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: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Robert X Wang

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