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SymbOS.Cardtrp.U

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
February 8, 2006
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:51:10 PM
Type:
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:
EPOC

SymbOS.Cardtrp.U is a Trojan horse that runs on the Symbian OS, which is used as the operating system for Nokia Series 60 cellular telephones. It disables several applications installed on the device and drops a Trojan horse onto the device's memory card, which can compromise computers running Windows.



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 February 9, 2006
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 9, 2006
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 20, 2008 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 15, 2006
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: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Yana Liu

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