Linked by HAL2001 on Wed 23rd Feb 2011 23:58 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption A new variant of spyware "Spy.Felxispy" on Symbian devices causing privacy leakage has recently been captured by the National Computer Virus Emergency Response Centre of China. According to NetQin Mobile, there are more than a dozen variants of the spyware since the first was spotted, and the latest has affected 150,000+ devices. Once installed, the spyware will turn on the Conference Call feature of the device without users' awareness. When users are making phone calls, the spyware automatically adds itself to the call to monitor the conversation.
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just wondering
by NotGoingDumb on Sat 26th Feb 2011 13:17 UTC
NotGoingDumb
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2011-02-26

Who is going to listen to 150,000+ devices?
I understand that the purpose of the exploit was "Once installed, the spyware will turn on the Conference Call feature of the device without users' awareness. When users are making phone calls, the spyware automatically adds itself to the call to monitor the conversation."

This is junk news spread by antivirus manufacturers to sell their mobile products.

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