Skulls mobile trojan learns Bluetooth

Dec 03 2004 - 12:13 PM ET | Bluetooth, Security
The Skulls trojan horse we warned you about last month didn't do much since users had to install it themselves (that's why it's called a trojan). However there is now a new version out being called Skulls.B Worm that travels from phone to phone via Bluetooth. Even though the file transmits via Bluetooth, the user still must install the file. In this version phone icons are replaced with jigsaws not skulls. All Series 60 mobile phones are compatible with this attack. Users should place their phones in nondiscoverable Bluetooth mode. Scientists find Bluetooth bound viri interesting since they mimic real life diseases--travel via proximity.