Virus Found In Vodafone HTC SmartPhone

Virus Found In Vodafone HTC SmartPhoneIndia’s leading GSM Mobile service operator Vodafone is facing a malware trouble with its latest handset HTC Magic.

Trend Micro an Internet security firm discovered that Vodafone’s HTC Magic Android smart phones comes with preinstalled viruses.

The recipient of one of the malware-laden phones was, fortunately an employee of the Spanish anti virus firm Panda Security.Trend Micro blog also reports that the Vodafone’s Smart phone memory is also believed to carry the malware plugging the phone in via USB into any PC quickly led to an infection by WORM_SILLY.QT.

Trend Micro threat researcher Ryan Flores believes it is likely that a computer in Vodafone’s production line has been infected by WORM_SILLY.QT and, because of the worm’s capability to propagate through removable drives, somehow SD cards in a certain batch of smartphones were infected.

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April 7, 2010 11:17 pm 11:17 PM

kavita :
vodafone itself is a joker virus in the indian telecom sector. so, no wonder there are viruses in their phones too!

he he… well said kavita. good sense of humor madam. voda is truly a joker considering the type of tariff plans it offers and lack of proper gprs plans.

April 7, 2010 9:54 pm 9:54 PM

no it’s not true, personally i used ideacellular.vadafone is world bssed company , vodaone has largest number of postpaid customer in india

April 7, 2010 6:59 pm 6:59 PM

Any linus based phone OS will not be affected in general, but the virus(if any) will get passed on through the memory card.

Also, these anti-virus companies themselves make these viruses and release them to keep their business going… a very much known practice since ages!