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Palm.Phage.Dropper

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
September 22, 2000
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:50:26 AM
Also Known As:
PalmOS/Phage.963, PalmOS/Phage.963.dr
Type:
Virus

Palm.Phage.Dropper is the first virus to be discovered that infects handheld devices that run Palm OS. It was discovered on September 22, 2000. Symantec Security Response does not have any confirmed reports of users being affected by this virus, and it is considered a very low threat.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 22, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 22, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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: High

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Motoaki Yamamura

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