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    Default Re: Anti-Virus for 5800

    Quote Originally Posted by Phat^Trance
    i have said it once and i say it again, antivirus on s60v3 and s60v5 is overrated, its like having a porsche without wheels
    LOL Phat, you are absolutely right, and a porsche without wheels hmm nice analogy but a porsche like that is no porsche at all.....i want the wheels too...

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    Default Re: Anti-Virus for 5800

    Quote Originally Posted by radical24
    LOL Phat, you are absolutely right, and a porsche without wheels hmm nice analogy but a porsche like that is no porsche at all.....i want the wheels too...
    the antivirus is a theft that stole the porsches wheels
    testing

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    Default Re: Anti-Virus for 5800

    i realize that, i really like this analogy i said :P and you are totally right again. we are actually talking from experience with s60 devices not just for the sake of it, nor to intentionally deffer anyone from trying the anti virus out. we have no stakes in either purchasing it or not. we are users like yourselves speaking from our trials and tribulations with the devices. and oh boy were some of those crazy stuff as the os matured and became what it is today and still becoming even more.

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    i myself feel that antivirus for s60v3 and v5 are not needed ....it is very very difficult to get infected ...just one has to go thru signin apps with system capabilities ...the secuirty measures are too tight for any malware to iinfect your s60v3 and v5 devices ..

    infact most of the fear of getting infested by malware is spread by these anti virus selling companies
    i have advised people time and again that you dont require anti virus for s60v3 ...infact i dont use anti virus on any of my phones

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    Curse of Silence Malware Hits S60 3rd Ed!??

    Warning: Curse of Silence -:- Malware Hits S60 3rd Ed!??
    31 December 2008
    Mobile Virology:
    Curse of Silence, a Symbian S60 SMS Exploit?

    Now when the platform is hacked and just when we thought we
    know practically everything there was to know about the 3rd
    edition of the S60 platform and new security system, I
    stumbled upon something really interesting.
    F-secure has just warned mobile phone users of a new worm
    which as is not S60 2nd Edition exclusive as usually and
    affects 3rd edition devices as well.
    Sounds bad but to be really honest with you, I'm not scared
    about it. With the risk of repeating myself I'll say again
    that there is no real danger if you are careful enough,
    actually, Smartphone users have to do a lot wrong to get
    infected and the latest exploit isn’t expected from this rule.

    Anyway, this easily reproducible SMS exploit was disclosed and
    demonstrated today at the 25th Chaos Communication Congress by
    the Tobias Engel. What is the most interesting about the
    exploit is fact that exploit is effective against a most of
    the Symbian S60 Smartphones and will effectively prohibit
    victims from receiving SMS messages.
    The 25th Chaos Communication Congress (25C3) is the annual
    four-day conference organized by the Chaos Computer Club (CCC)
    in Berlin, Germany.
    First held in 1984, it since has established itself as “the
    European Hacker Conference”, attracting a diverse audience of
    thousands of hackers, cientists, artists, and utopists from
    all around the world.
    According to Engel's research, the exploit affects the
    messaging components of Nokia S60 2nd ed and 3rd ed Fp1
    devices as well, but F-secure’s labs determined that Sony
    Ericsson UiQ devices are vulnerable as well.

    Versions 2.6, 2.8, 3.0, and 3.1 are also better known as
    S60 nd Edition, Feature Pack 2; S60 2nd Edition, Feature Pack 3;
    S60 3rd Edition (initial release); and S60 3rd Edition,
    Feature Pack 1 respectively.
    The vulnerability is very simple to exploit via an SMS
    message. No special software is required and the message can
    be drafted from a large number of phones. The message just
    needs to be formatted in a particular way. (We will not
    provide exact details here.)
    What happens when a vulnerable
    phone receives the exploit message?

    Example 1 — on the older 6680 nothing happens. Nothing at all…
    The first exploit message is enough to crash the SMS messaging
    service. It is a completely silent attack and there are no
    hints of trouble presented to the victim. The phone will
    simply stop receiving SMS (as well as MMS) messages.

    Example 2 — on the newer N95, nothing will happen until
    several messages have been sent by the attacker. Then, once
    the critical limit has been reached, the phone will prompt an
    alert: "Not enough memory to receive message(s). Delete some
    data first."
    The attack messages will not be visible from the Inbox, and
    deleting previously received messages will not resolve the
    problem.

    There will also be one additional notification on the N95. A
    blinking envelope, indicating that the Inbox is full, appears
    in the upper right-hand corner of the display.
    Turning the N95 off and on again may return some limited
    functionality, but that functionality is very fragile. One
    multi-part message was enough to completely disable our test
    phone's SMS/MMS service, at which point even cycling the power
    did not help.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp1p-svV6o8[/youtube]

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    Default Re: Anti-Virus for 5800

    Nasua --> thats a firmware bug and doesnt have anything to do with a antivirus app
    testing

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    now read this
    If you've hacked your phone you can remove the offending SMS from the Symbian system folder, but for unhacked phones the recommended solution was to reset your phone and lose all your data. Of course you can make a backup before doing a hard reset, but if you back up your SMSs then the Curse of Silence SMS gets restored along with the rest of your data.

    But there's no need for a hard reset. Fortinet made a Curse of Silence cleanup tool which you can use for free. It defends your phone against the attack, and it removes the Curse of Silence SMS if you're already bitten by it.
    http://www.fortiguardcenter.com/advi...A-2008-31.html

  8. #18
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    Thats right, but still and issue !!!!
    And by the way, i don't use antivirus either.

  9. #19
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    Default Official Nokia fix for curse of silence bug

    would you believe it! Nokia has actually gone ahead and released an official fix for the ‘Curse Of Silence’ bug that F-Secure had brought to light. The fix is in a form of a .sis file that can be installed on the phone and simply executed once to ‘cure’ a phone that has been a victim of the so called exploit.

    http://europe.nokia.com/smscleaner

    The chances of you being a victim of such an ‘attack’ are very remote and even if you end up getting caught with this, keep in mind that a quick fix awaits your command. Meanwhile Nokia is also working with carriers across the world to block such messages.

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    Default Re: Anti-Virus for 5800

    Hi
    I just wanted to say that it's possible to get virus on mobile.. I got it to times on my old Nokia n95.. So i will suggested to get antivirus on your mob.. :-)


 
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