Possible security hole for Dialers/troyan horses
cephdon at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 16:35:17 CET 2007
On Fri, 2 Mar 2007 6:09, Evgeny wrote:
> It still Linux based phone — there is absolutely no real-life viruses
> for Linux at this time, trojans are possible treat, but user have to
> install them by himself.
That's a pretty strong statement.. Are you absolutely sure there are no
viruses for linux in the wild?
It would seem to me that the time to think about protection is before
you have a problem. Granted, you will never catch everything up front.
However, thinking about and dealing with the trojan, virus , issue is
not too different from the steps we were taking to notify about
unintended actions of programs. I.e. Getting a notification and deciding
on how the action should be handled, etc. I think Norton Internet
security does an excellent job on windows.. It knows about many, many
applications and versions of them, can tell you if it was modified or
contains known threats including trojans, lets you know when a program
does something it was not explicitly allowed to do and does it pretty
well without making my laptop crawl. Combined with a rootkit detection
system of some kind it would be great, but I am sure there are still
holes in it I don't see. Right?
I would use it on my phone if it existed for that platform.
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