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Old 02-27-2006, 07:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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....and the windows mobile benefit was just destroyed. I dont recall there being a virus for the BB, do you?
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no BB virus. never will be..
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no BB virus. never will be..
Don't say never. Given enough time, there will eventually be a virus for anything.
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Don't say never. Given enough time, there will eventually be a virus for anything.
I agree look at APPLE
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....and the windows mobile benefit was just destroyed. I dont recall there being a virus for the BB, do you?
There was a buffer overflow exploit for Calendar appointments, but it was fixed prior to the exploit being made public, thus was not effectively active except on out-dated handhelds.
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New today, J2ME/RedBrowser.a - can run on the 8700 as a proof-of-concept trojan. Looks like never is now.

http://www.itnewsonline.com/showstor...tid=4&contid=3
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Man 51 minutes from d_fisher's post to jibi's post above, see what saying never does.
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this is scary stuff, is there any way this could happen to a moto razr? Something similar happened on my sisters last phone bill where she had $50 in charges for "special events" that rogers claimed were txt messages to numbers that charge a fee.
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But according to that post, you would have to agree to be charged, if I am correct.If you didnt, you could always just reload the OS software i imagine, I dont obviously know alot about viruses on PDA's so anyone jump in if you know more
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Old 02-28-2006, 11:04 AM   #11 (permalink)
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But even if you have to agree, the whole point is that it is deceiving enough to try and offer you savings which would lead to okaying it, also if you constantly get this you can become complacent and erroneously agree to it and then you are cooked. Corey I think you would be safe to say that you could so a wipe and restore from a previous backup as well.
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yeaaaahhhhh, doing a wipe and restore would probably be easier. MF580P
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This malware requires that the user intentionally install it upon the device. McAfee has reminded users never to install unknown or un-trusted software.
If this is the case, is it safe to assume that anyone with the IT Policy restricting third party software would not be effected?
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Just one more reason I love this forum.....finding out about things like this to be proactive. I just read on the BB Technical site that there is a way to stop a user from downloading/allowing this via the IT Policy. I'm going to explore that now.....
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From the BlackBerry Technical Knowledge Center.

What Is - J2ME/RedBrowser.a Trojan horse

Last Updated: 28 February 2006

Article Number: KB-04916

Summary

This article applies to the following:


  • BlackBerry® Browser
  • BlackBerry Device Software
  • BlackBerry wireless device
Details

There is a Trojan horse program called J2ME/RedBrowser.a which affects the BlackBerry Browser. J2ME/RedBrowser.a is a trojan horse program that pretends to access Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) web pages via short message service (SMS) messages. In reality, instead of retrieving WAP pages, it sends SMS messages to premium rate numbers; thus increasing the user’s phone bill.


Recommendations

  • Never download or run a program unless you know and trust its source.
  • Validate all requests from programs that require access to SMS. If a program unexpectedly requests access to SMS, do not allow it.
  • With BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.0 or later, the administrator can use application control policies to limit what programs can do when they are downloaded by a user. In this case, the administrator can blacklist the J2ME/RedBrowser.a program so that users cannot download it onto their BlackBerry devices. Another option if for the administrator to prevent programs from accessing information or APIs by setting default permissions for all the programs a user can download.
  • The administrator can also create an IT Policy to prevent a device from sending SMS messages.
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Or my favorite option, "run around screaming like a lunatic with your hands up in the air" in fear
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Old 02-28-2006, 11:22 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Who was that joking about a antivirus program for BB a while back? I guess we'll soon need a subscription.
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